Incident Summary:

01/25/2019: Assailants opened fire at a market in Afgoye, Lower Shebelle, Somalia. At least six people, including soldiers and civilians, were killed in the assault. Jabha East Africa claimed responsibility for the attack. Sources also attributed the incident to Al-Shabaab.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Lower Shebelle


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Somali Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Somalia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Pistols 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Shabaab No
Jabha East Africa Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
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
"Gunmen kill 6 people in Somalia," Xinhua General News Service, January 26, 2019.
"3 civilians, 3 soldiers die amid shooting in Somalia," MENA English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), January 26, 2019.
"Al-Shabaab militants kill five people at Afgoye town,Lower Shabelle Somalia," Goobjoog News, January 26, 2019.