Incident Summary:

06/30/2019: A landmine detonated targeting an Ethiopian military vehicle between Awdiinle and Baidoa in Baidoa, Bay, Somalia. This was one of two blasts targeting Ethiopian soldiers in Baidoa on this day. Eight soldiers were killed across both attacks. Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Baidoa district

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Awdiinle and Baidoa.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)
Specific Description Vehicle of Ethiopian Soldiers
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers reflect a division of the total number of those killed or wounded across incidents 201906300035 and 201906300036.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Shabaab Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
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
"Somalia: Al-Shabaab Claims Killing 11 AU Soldiers in Bay Region," Caasimada Online, July 1, 2019.
"Africa Command OSINT Daily 1 July 2019," Summary, July 2, 2019.