Incident Summary:

11/26/2017: Assailants threw an explosive device at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Mandera, Kenya. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201711260020

When:
2017-11-26

Country:
Kenya

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mandera

City:
Mandera

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity St. Michaels Catholic Church
Specific Description Church
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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
Unknown 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
"Africa Command OSINT Daily 27 November 2017," Summary, November 28, 2017."
"Scare in Mandera as explosive thrown at church fails to hit target," East African Standard, November 28, 2017."