Incident Summary:

11/20/2018: An explosive device fitted in the vehicle of Dahir Amin Jesow detonated on Maka al-Mukarama road in Mogadishu, Somalia. Jesow, a Member of Parliament, was not harmed, but two people were injured in the blast. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201811200011

When:
2018-11-20

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Banaadir

City:
Mogadishu

Location Details:
The incident occurred on Maka al-Mukarama road in the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Parliament of the Republic of Somalia
Specific Description Vehicle of Member of Parliament: Dahir Amin Jesow
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 Sticky Bomb
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 / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Somalia: Prominent MP escapes car bomb; two injured 20.11.2018.," Radio Garowe, November 20, 2018.
"Somalia: Lawmaker Reacts to Bomb Attack in Mogadishu," Dhacdo.com, November 20, 2018.
"Somali lawmaker reportedly survives assassination attempt," Radio Kulmiye Online, November 20, 2018.