Incident Summary:

04/27/2019: An explosive device detonated targeting a vehicle carrying police officers and civilians in Yaqshid, Mogadishu, Somalia. At least three civilians and one police officer were injured in the blast. Jabha East Africa claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Yaqshid neighborhood of the city.

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 Officers
Nationality of Target Somalia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 Land Mine
Weapon Details
A roadside landmine 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
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 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Somalia: Roadside Bomb Blast Wounds 4 in Mogadishu,", April 27, 2019.
"Somalia: Explosion Reportedly Wounds Five People in Mogadishu, Security Forces Conduct Operation," Radio Kulmiye, April 27, 2019.
"Terrorism: Roundup of Official ISIS Messages for 29 April 2019," Telegram, April 29, 2019.