Incident Summary:

12/31/2017: Assailants fired mortars at an Ethiopian African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) base in Wajid, Bakool, Somalia. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Al-Shabaab.

GTD ID:
201712310013

When:
2017-12-31

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bakool

City:
Wajid

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)
Specific Description Ethiopian Base
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
More than 10 mortars 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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
"Somalia's al-Shabab fires mortars at Ethiopian military base," Shabeelle Media Network.net, January 1, 2018."
"Somalia: Al-Shabaab Militants Shell Ethiopian Military Base in South-Central Town of Waajid," Somali Memo, January 1, 2018."