Incident Summary:

10/10/2017: Assailants opened fire on a police patrol vehicle in Mkokoni, Lamu, Kenya. There were no reported casualties in the attack, and an explosive device was recovered at the scene. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Al-Shabaab.

GTD ID:
201710100032

When:
2017-10-10

Country:
Kenya

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lamu

City:
Mkokoni

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the city of Mambore.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Kenya Police Service (KPS)
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
A crude explosive device and firearms were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Shabaab No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Officers survive Al-Shabaab ambush," Daily Nation (Kenya), October 11, 2017."
"Africa Command OSINT Daily 11 October 2017," Summary, October 12, 2017."
"Kenyan troops run into al-Shabab ambush in southeast," The Star, October 11, 2017."