Incident Summary:

08/04/2019: A landmine detonated targeting former Puntland finance minister, Haji Hassan Shire, in Bosaso, Bari, Somalia. The finance minister was unharmed; however, an unknown number of security staff were injured in the blast. Jabha East Africa claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201908040017

When:
2019-08-04

Country:
Somalia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bari

City:
Bosaso

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Ramada Hotel.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Somalia
Specific Description Vehicle of Former Puntland Finance Minister: Haji Hassan Shire
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
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
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Landmine targets former minister in Puntland’s Bosaso," Radio Shabelle, August 4, 2019.
"Terrorism Digest: 4-5 Aug 19," BBC Monitoring, August 5, 2019.