Incident Summary:

07/22/2019: A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle targeting the Aden Adde International Airport at a checkpoint outside Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia. In addition to the assailant, 10 people were killed and 23 others were injured in the blast. Al-Shabaab 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: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Aden Adde International Airport
Specific Description Airport Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Somalia
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA)
Specific Description Officer: Hussein Aanka
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 Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Al-Shabaab Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ten dead in al-Shabaab suicide bombing in Somalia," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, July 22, 2019.
"Azhar slams terror blast near int'l airport in Mogadishu," Egypt Today, July 23, 2019.
"Attack near Mogadishu Airport Leaves 19 Dead, 23 Injured," Latin American Herald Tribune, July 23, 2019.