Incident Summary:

05/11/2019: An explosive device detonated near the vehicle of Judge Abduka Abdinur outside the Bari regional court in Bosaso, Bari, Somalia. At least eight people were injured in the blast. Jabha East Africa and Al-Shabaab separately 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 Bari Regional Court
Specific Description Vehicle of Chairperson: Abduka Abdinur
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
Additional Information The victims included the Chair's bodyguard. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent and majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Shabaab Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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 / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"1ST LEAD," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 12, 2019.
"Somalia: Bomb Blast Leaves At Least 10 Wounded in Northeastern City of Boosaaso," Hiiraan Online, May 11, 2019.
"Somalia: Explosion Reportedly Wounds Eight People in Boosaaso," Radio Kulmiye, May 11, 2019.