Incident Summary:

11/06/2017: Assailants opened fire on police vehicles escorting a bus in Daba, Mandera, Kenya. At least one police officer was injured in the attack. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201711060023

When:
2017-11-06

Country:
Kenya

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mandera

City:
Dabasiti

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Kenya Police Service (KPS)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Kenya
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bus
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and automatic 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 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Transport in Kenyan county paralysed after al-Shabab attack," Standard Online, November 8, 2017."
"Kenyan security officers pursue Al-Shabaab after border attack," Xinhua General News Service, November 7, 2017."
"Somalia: Al-Shabaab Militants Reportedly Ambush Police Convoy in Northeastern Kenya," Somali Memo, November 6, 2017."