Incident Summary:

03/01/2019: An explosive device detonated outside the residence of Colonel Mohamed Ali Ma'ow in Beledweyne, Hiiraan, Somalia. Two soldiers were injured in the blast. It is unclear if Colonel Ma'ow, the regional chief of prisons, was among the casualties. Jabha East Africa claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201903010012

When:
2019-03-01

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Hiiraan

City:
Beledweyne

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Hiiraan regional police headquarters.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Somali Police Force (SPF)
Specific Description Headquarters
Nationality of Target Somalia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
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?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
Jabha East Africa Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
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: Bomb Blast Wounds 2 Soldiers in Central Town of Beledweyne," Hiiraan Online, March 1, 2019.
"Terrorism: Transcript of ISIS's Al-Bayan News Bulletin for 3 March," Telegram, March 2, 2019.