Incident Summary:

10/06/2020: Assailants attacked a passenger bus in Duse, between Dabacity and Kutulo, Mandera, Kenya. At least seven people were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Al-Shabaab.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Duse

Location Details:
The incident occurred on the road between Dabacity and Kutulo.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Makka
Specific Description Passenger Bus
Nationality of Target Kenya
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
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Shabaab No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 8
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suspected Al-Shabaab militants spray bus with bullets in Ken ...," Radio Garowe, October 7, 2020.
"Four people injured as suspected Al-Shabaab gunmen attack bus in Mandera," East African Standard, October 6, 2020.
"Al Shabaab attackers fire on bus in Mandera injuring 7 passengers, says Kenya police," Devdiscourse, October 8, 2020.