Incident Summary:

10/21/2017: Assailants opened fire on a vehicle between Bodhei and Ijara, Garissa, Kenya. Five civilians were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that Al-Shabaab carried out the attack.

GTD ID:
201710210022

When:
2017-10-21

Country:
Kenya

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Garissa

City:
Near Ijara

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Ijara and Bodhei.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicle
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
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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 (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Five injured in suspected al-Shabab attack in southern Kenya," The Star Online, October 23, 2017."
"Suspected Al-Shabab gunmen injure five in Kenya attack," Daily Nation Online, October 22, 2017."