Incident Summary:

12/27/2017: Assailants detonated explosives targeting an electricity pylon between Gamba and Nyongoro in Lamu, Kenya. There were no reported casualties in the blast. This was one of two related attacks in the area carried out by the same assailants on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Al-Shabaab.

GTD ID:
201712270031

When:
2017-12-27

Country:
Kenya

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lamu

City:
Near Gamba

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Gamba and Nyongoro.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Utilities
Name of Entity Kenya Power Company
Specific Description Pylon
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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
"Two killed in Lamu Al-Shabaab attack," Daily Nation (Kenya), December 28, 2017."