Incident Summary:

04/24/2019: An explosive device detonated targeting the vehicle of Yusuf “Dhedo” Mohamed Wa’ays, the Governor of Bari, near Jubba Hotel in Bosaso, Bari, Somalia. The governor was unharmed; however, three soldiers were injured in the blast. Jabha East Africa claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Bari Region
Specific Description Vehicle of Governor: Yusuf “Dhedo” Mohamed Wa’ays
Nationality of Target Somalia
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Somali Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Soldiers
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb was 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
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 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Somalia: Governor survives bomb that injured 3 soldiers 24.04.2019.," Radio Garowe, April 24, 2019.
"Three Wounded in Landmine Explosion in Bosaso City," Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu), April 24, 2019.
"Somalia: Roadside Bomb Wounds 3 Soldiers in Northeastern City of Boosaaso," Hiiraan Online, April 24, 2019.