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25-Dec-182018
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Mandera
Mandera East
TownshipMandera3.935741.85421
BBC Monitoring; Somali Memo
Regional-International
25 December: Al Shabaab claimed to have killed two Kenyan police and injured three others in Mandera town.
2
3
25-Sep-182018
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
KiungaKiwayu-2.012441.26983
Radio Andalus
Regional
25 September 2018: Al-Shabaab forces reportedly killed a Kenyan soldier in Lamu county (location unspecified by the source).
1
4
25-Sep-182018
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Lamu
Lamu West
ShellaLamu-2.271740.9022
BBC Monitoring; Radio Andalus
International
On September 25th, a pro-Al Shabaab radio station reported that Al Shabaab forces had attacked a KDF camp at Taksile, north of Lamu (coordinates for Lamu used). According to the source, 10 KDF soldiers were killed, and three Al Shabaab fighters were also killed.
13
5
24-Sep-182018
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Lamu
Lamu West
WituPandanguo-2.234740.47782
New York Times; Somali Memo
Regional-International
24 September 2018: Al-Shabaab militants claim to have overrun a Kenyan military base in Taksile area north of Pandaguo, Lamu County, killing 10 Kenyan soldiers and admitting three deaths among their own ranks. Kenyan military sources also reported the clashes, although they claimed that 10 Al-Shabaab fighters had been killed. Fatalities coded at the most conservative estimate.
10
6
3-May-182018
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Mandera
Mandera East
TownshipMandera3.935741.85421
Agence France Presse
International
03 May. Al Shabaab attacks Mandera, killing four 'non-Muslim' quarry workers. Several other injuries reported. The police later "rescued" 150 workers involved in the incident. However, it is not certain if any of the workers were held hostage at any point.
0
7
27-Jan-182018
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
GarissaIjaraHulughoHandaro-1.45840.66681BBC
International
Two soldiers were killed after their truck ran over an Improvised Explosive Device at Handaro, Holugho sub-county, Garissa County. Three other soldiers who tried to jump off the vehicle were reportedly shot at close range by the suspected militia and were seriously wounded.
2
8
13-Jan-182018
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Lamu
Lamu West
ShellaLamu-2.271740.9022AP
International
Kenyan officials said a civilian was killed and several policemen wounded when suspected members of the Somalia-based group al-Shabaab attacked a convoy of vehicles.
1
9
2-Jan-182018
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Mandera
Mandera East
TownshipMandera3.935741.85421BBC
International
Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Kenyan police station located along the common border in Mandera on 2 January. "Reports from al-Shabab Mujahideen say that six soldiers (police) were killed in the attack with one being the commander of the police in the area, four were killed in the raid on the police camp while two other soldiers were killed in an ambush while they were rushing to back up their colleagues from El Waq town," the website reported.
6
10
16-Jan-182018
Non-violent transfer of territory
Al ShabaabKiungaIshakani-1.683341.51671BBC
International
In Ishakani Village in Lamu East, more than 100 heavily armed insurgents took over the area and preached radical teachings to the residents. They hoisted their flag at a deserted local police station before going back to their hideouts. Sources revealed that the attackers have also been conducting daily prayers at mosques in the area at will.
0
11
29-Dec-182018
Remote violence
Unidentified Armed Group (Kenya)
Civilians (Kenya)
KwaleKinango
Chengoni/Samburu
Silaloni-3.616939.28692
NTV (Kenya)
National
29 December: Two children were killed by explosive devices while herding in Samburu. No group has claimed responsibility
2
12
8-Dec-182018
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Lamu
Lamu East
KiungaSankuri-1.716941.3722
Daily Nation (Kenya)
National
On December 8th, three civilians were injured when their lorry was hit by an IED near Sankuri (Lamu county). The device was suspected to have been planted by Al Shabaab.
0
13
16-Oct-182018
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
ManderaLafeyFinoFino3.371141.44682
BBC Monitoring
International
On October 16th, Al Shabaab militants alleged that they had destroyed two Kenyan military vehicles with an IED, killing and injuring an unspecified number of soldiers. The alleged incident took place between Fino and Arabiya villages in Mandera county (coordinates for Fino, Mandera, used). Subsequent reports indicate that the IED exploded before the military vehicles were in range, resulting in no casualties or fatalities.
0
14
2-Oct-182018
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Lamu
Lamu East
MararaniMararani-1.702741.30191
Radio Al-Furqaan
National
On or before October 2nd, Al Shabaab forces shelled a Kenyan military base in Mirarani (Lamu county). Casualties mentioned (unknown death or injuries coded as zero fatalaties).
0
15
26-Sep-182018
Remote violence
Unidentified Armed Group (Kenya)
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Mandera
Mandera South
Elwak SouthDaba Siti2.610640.88631
Radio Shabelle
National
26 September 2018: An IED hit a Kenyan military vehicle in Daba-city village in Mandera County.
0
16
11-Sep-182018
Remote violence
Unidentified Armed Group (Kenya)
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
WajirTarbajGodomaKotulo2.409440.59482
Daily Nation
National
On September 11th, a police vehicle belonging to the Anti-Stock Theft Unit was hit by an explosion in Kotulo ward (Wajir). They began searching for suspects afterwards. There were no reports of police injuries or deaths.
0
17
29-Aug-182018
Remote violence
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Unidentified Armed Group (Kenya)
KiungaKiunga-1.740641.4922
AFP/BBC Monitoring
International
On August 29th, five Kenyan soldiers were killed and ten wounded when their vehicle hit a landmine on the road between Kiunga and Sankuri (Lamu, coordinates for Kiunga used). It was not clear who had planted the device, though a pro-Al Shabaab radio station in Somalia subsequently claimed that Al Shabaab had killed at least 20 Kenyan soldiers in an (unverified) attack in the area of Lamu, which was reported to be an ambush. Until further information comes to light, this has been coded as a single event of remote violence by an unknown group, killing five.
5
18
13-Aug-182018
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Mandera
Mandera South
Elwak SouthEl Wak2.809440.93582
BBC Monitoring
National
On 13 August, al-Shabaab destroyed a Kenyan police vehicle which was driving through Yadi, Damase and El Wak towns in Mandera with an IED, killing tens of soldiers aboard the vehicle.
10
19
8-Aug-182018
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Lamu
Lamu West
HindiBodhei-1.856340.71662
AFP English
International
On 8 August, five Kenyan soldiers were killed and six others wounded when their vehicle was blown up by an IED near the town of Bodhei. Al-Shabaab claimed the attack.
5
20
16-Jul-182018
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
WajirTarbajTarbajTarbaj2.322740.45882
Local Sources
Other
On 16th July, an IED intended to target Kenya soldiers exploded after their vehicle had passed the device, on the road between Tarbaj and Kutulo (Tarbaj coded as the location, with coordinates of the site of the attack accurate to 3km taken from the source). There were no casualties, and the source attributes the attack to Al Shabaab.
0
21
5-Jul-182018
Remote violence
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Al Shabaab
GarissaIjaraHulughoHandaro-1.45840.66682
Daily Nation (Kenya)
National
05 July. Several police officers were injured after their vehicle ran over a homemade bomb between Handaro and Sangailu on the Lamu-Garissa border. Al Shabaab suspected.
0
22
2-Jul-182018
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Mandera
Mandera East
LafeyLafey3.670441.58142
Local Sources
Other
On 2nd July, a Kenyan military vehicle was hit by an IED (the source attributes the attack to Al Shabaab) on the road between Mandera and Lafey, 5km from Lafey. Fatalaties are unclear (coded at low estimate of 3). An additional IED was safely dismantled by Kenyan army reinforcements in the area later that same day.
3
23
17-Jun-182018
Remote violence
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-) General Service Unit
Al Shabaab
WajirTarbajTarbajTarbaj2.216540.12031
Daily Nation (Kenya); Somali Memo
National-Regional
17 June. An al Shabaab IED detonated in Tarbaj, killing 8 GSU police officers. Al Shabaab claims 15 fatalities. Following the attack al Shabaab took the officer's weapons and fled.
8
24
6-Jun-182018
Remote violence
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Al Shabaab
GarissaDadaabLiboiLiboi0.353440.87231
Agence France Presse
National
06 June. Five Kenyan paramilitary police were killed when their vehicle struck a homemade landmine in Liboi. Al Shabaab suspected as perpetrators. Al Shabaab claims they have killed 25 Kenyan soldiers. The attack began with an IED blast, which killed 22. Three others were shot by the attackers.
5
25
8-May-182018
Remote violence
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Al Shabaab
Mandera
Mandera South
Elwak SouthDaba Siti2.610640.88631
Somali Memo
Regional
08 May. A suspected al Shabaab IED targets a military convoy in Daba Siti. One soldier dead.
1
26
14-Mar-182018
Remote violence
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Unidentified Armed Group (Kenya)
Mandera
Mandera South
Elwak SouthEl Wak2.809440.93581
Local Source Project
Local
14 March. A roadside IED results in two KDF soldiers killed and an unspecified number and an unspecific number wounded. Perpetrating actor not named by the source.
2
27
14-Feb-182018
Remote violence
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Al Shabaab
Mandera
Mandera East
TownshipMandera3.935741.85422
Local Source Project
Other
Al Shabaab fire several mortar rounds towards KDF base in El Ram, Mandera County. No casualties, assailants escaped.
0
28
13-Feb-182018
Remote violence
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Al Shabaab
Mandera
Mandera South
Elwak SouthEl Wak2.809440.93581
Somali Memo
Subnational
Al Shabaab launched mortar file against a military base in El Wak over two days. Casualties reported, number not provided.
5
29
12-Feb-182018
Remote violence
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Al Shabaab
Mandera
Mandera South
Elwak SouthEl Wak2.809440.93581
Somali Memo
Subnational
Al Shabaab launched mortar file against a military base in El Wak over two days. Casualties reported, number not provided.
5
30
9-Feb-182018
Remote violence
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Al Shabaab
Wajir
Wajir East
TownshipWajir1.7540.062
Local Source Project
Other
IED targets Kenya Police land cruiser headed to location of previous al Shabaab attack near Kutulo. No casualties & no damages.
0
31
20-Jan-182018
Remote violence
Unidentified Armed Group (Kenya)
Civilians (Kenya)
Mandera
Mandera East
TownshipMandera3.935741.85422AP
International
A Kenyan official says four children have been killed by an explosive device that went off in a field where they grazing livestock. Mandera Governor Ali Roba is blaming devices that Britain might have planted during its colonial occupation of Kenya for the deaths on Saturday. He asked security agents to clear the fields of any devices from before Kenya gained independence in 1963.
4
32
7-Jan-182018
Remote violence
Al ShabaabWajir
Wajir East
TownshipWajir1.7540.062BBC
International
Suspected al-Shabab militants have destroyed a Safaricom communication mast in Kutulo, Wajir County.
0
33
24-Aug-182018
Strategic development
Al ShabaabLamu
Lamu West
ShellaLamu-2.271740.9021
BBC Monitoring
International
Property destruction: on August 24th, and according to an Al Shabaab commander, the group destroyed power stations in Lamu town and Tana River town (for the latter, the location of Hola has been used). There has been no confirmation of this claim in other sources.
0
34
24-Aug-182018
Strategic development
Al ShabaabTana RiverGaloleChewaniHola-1.503640.03332
BBC Monitoring
International
Property destruction: on August 24th, and according to an Al Shabaab commander, the group destroyed power stations in Lamu town and Tana River town (for the latter, the location of Hola has been used). There has been no confirmation of this claim in other sources.
0
35
15-Jul-182018
Strategic development
Al ShabaabMeru
North Imenti
MunicipalityMeru0.0537.653
The Star
National
Movement of forces: In July, Al Shabaab forces were reported to have moved into Meru county from Somalia, according to a local official, who has also claimed Al Shabaab were planning attacks in the area.
0
36
2-Jul-182018
Strategic development
Al ShabaabGarissaIjaraIjara
Boni National Reserve
-1.539441.33141Xinhua
International
Movement of forces: 02 July. 200 members of al Shabaab are spotted moving through Boni Forest in eastern Kenya, near the border with Somalia.
0
37
24-May-182018
Strategic development
Al ShabaabMandera
Mandera East
TownshipMandera3.935741.85421
Daily Nation (Kenya)
National
Looting: 24 May. Al Shabaab invaded Mandera, looted shops and lectured in a mosque for several hours before leaving.
0
38
20-Jan-182018
Strategic development
Al ShabaabMandera
Mandera South
Elwak SouthEl Wak2.809440.93581BBC
International
Property destruction: Al-Shabab militants have destroyed a Hormuud communication mast located on the Somalia border town of Elwak. Police say the militants were retaliating to earlier reports of locals communicating with Somalia security forces and the Kenya Amisom troops.
0
39
10-Oct-182018
Violence against civilians
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
ManderaLafeyLafeyLafey3.150841.18621AP
International
On October 10th, around twenty militants suspected to belong to Al Shabaab attacked a school in Lafey (Mandera). The militants targeted non-Muslim staff, and threw an explosive device into quarters used by non-Muslim teachers, killing two.
2
40
3-May-182018
Violence against civilians
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Mandera
Mandera East
TownshipMandera3.935741.85421
Agence France Presse
International
03 May. Al Shabaab attacks Mandera, killing four 'non-Muslim' quarry workers. Several other injuries reported. The police later "rescued" 150 workers involved in the incident. However, it is not certain if any of the workers were held hostage at any point.
4
41
16-Feb-182018
Violence against civilians
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Wajir
Wajir East
TownshipWajir1.7540.061
Local Source Project
Other
Al Shabaab fighters attack Qarsa Primary School in Wajir. Three teachers killed, one injured. Assailants escaped.
3
42
15-Feb-182018
Violence against civilians
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Wajir
Wajir East
TownshipWajir1.7540.061
Local Source Project
Local
15/02, PM Wajir: Al Shabaab attack a school killing 3 teachers.
3
43
15-Jan-182018
Violence against civilians
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Lamu
Lamu West
ShellaLamu-2.271740.9022BBC
International
Armed groups killed a woman and injured five police officers at Nyongoro along the Lamu-Malindi road
1
44
30-Dec-172017
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
GarissaIjaraIjaraIjara-1.595240.51441
Africa News
Regional
Al Shabaab terrorists have set on fire two police camps in Ijara, in the latest attack from the Somalia-based militant group. The attackers also destroyed the main communication equipment used in the town before speeding off with a police land cruiser which is yet to be recovered. A senior police officer briefed on the matter has told Capital News beat that no casualty was reported in the attack.
0
45
28-Nov-172017
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Lamu
Lamu West
ShellaLamu-2.271740.9022
Africa News
Regional
Two Administration Police officers have died while three others have been injured after suspected Al-Shabaab militants ambushed an escort vehicle they were travelling in at Lango La Simba in Nyongoro, along the Lamu-Malindi road.
2
46
6-Nov-172017
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Mandera
Mandera South
Elwak SouthDaba Siti2.610640.88631BBC
International
Transport in Mandera County has been paralysed after operators suspended bus services in the county for three days after al-Shabab attacked two police vehicles on Monday evening. Al-Shabab militants ambushed and burnt down two police land cruisers in an attack in Daba City, Mandera County on Monday. The two vehicles carrying police officers were escorting a bus to Mandera when they were hit by rocket-propelled grenades. 12 killed, several wounded.
12
47
9-Oct-172017
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
GarissaIjaraIjara
Boni National Reserve
-1.539441.33141
Daily Nation
National
On 09 October, five militants were kiled by the Kenyan Defence Force during a raid in Boni Forest. Others escaped with injuries.
5
48
22-Sep-172017
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Wajir
Wajir East
TownshipAmuma1.74840.051Xinhua
International
Al Shabaab militants who attempted to carry out an attack were driven out by the officers from the Rural Border Patrol Unit on Monday.
0
49
30-Aug-172017
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Mandera
Mandera South
Elwak SouthDaba Siti2.610640.88632Xinhua
International
Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and police exchanged fire with Al Shabaab militants after they destroyed a telecommunication mast in Mandera County. The police reservists were overpowered by the attackers as they engaged in gunfight but none was injured during the 1:30 a.m. attack at Dabacity area. A loud explosion was heard and police reservists guarding the mast reported an attack at Dabacity by the militants but none of the police reservists was injured in the incident.
0
50
18-Aug-172017
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
MombasaKisauniShanzuBamburi-439.71671
Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu); Kenya Standard
Other-National
Anti-terror police shot dead wanted Al Shabaab member Hussein Said Omar. He was one of the Al Shabaab militants behind the Mpeketoni attack that claimed lives of more than 60 people in June 2014. He engaged security personnel in a shootout from his hideout in Bamburi before he was shot dead by the police. The event took place on 18/08 or before.
1
51
7-Aug-172017
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Lamu
Lamu West
ShellaLamu-2.271740.9022
The Daily Nation
National
Police officers engaged in a shoot out with Al Shabaab, after a landmine injured civilians in Nyorongo
0
52
3-Aug-172017
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
ManderaLafeyLafeyLafey3.150841.18621
Capital FM
National
A Police Officer was killed during an attempted attack by Al-Shabaab at Lafey police station. Some of Al-Shabaab members suffered injuries when police responded wih gunshots. A police car was stolen
1
53
5-Jul-172017
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Lamu
Lamu West
WituPandanguo-2.234740.47781
Capital FM; Agence France Presse; BBC Monitoring via al Shabaabs Twitter account; Kenya Standard
National
At least three police officers and one Al shabaab member were killed after Al Shabaab raided Pandanguo Police Camp in Lamu. Al Shabaab engaged in a gun battle with the police that lasted for hours. One police officer was unaccounted for. Al Shabaab planted IEDs while raiding the station. Government troops were later deployed to Lamu to look for al-Shabab. The Kenya Standard claims 2 police dead in the attack.
3
54
23-Jun-172017
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Mandera
Mandera South
Elwak SouthEl Wak2.809440.93581
The Standard
National
Police officers exchanged fire with Al Shabaab after they attacked the Equity Back in Elwak Town. Five police reported dead.
5
55
29-May-172017
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Tana RiverGaloleWayuGalole-1.539.51
Daily Natiton
National
Three suspected Al-Shaabab militants were killed in a gun battle with police in Tana River County on Monday.
3
56
10-May-172017
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Mandera
Mandera East
Bulla MpyaOmar Jilo3.793841.71671TwitterOther
Al Shabaab militants raided Omar Jilo, in northern Kenya, where they clashed with police forces. 2 local administrators were killed and 2 police reservists were abducted. Security personnel are pursuing the attackers.
2
57
15-Mar-172017
Battle-No change of territory
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
GarissaIjaraHulughoKolbio-1.153641.20321
Kenya Standard
National
The KDF engaged Al Shabaab fighters at Kolbio.
0
58
6-Aug-172017
Battle-Non-state actor overtakes territory
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
GarissaDujisIftinGarissa-0.453639.64612
Somali Memo
Regional
Al Shabab forces attacked the village of Damase in Garissa county and seized it fully after brief fighting with Kenyan police officers who fled the area during the fighting.
0
59
13-May-172017
Battle-Non-state actor overtakes territory
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
GarissaDujisIftinGarissa-0.453639.64612
BBC Monitoring Service: Africa
Regional
Heavily-armed al-Shabab mujahideen movement forces have launched a major attack on a village on the outskirts of the city of Garissa [northeast Kenya].Reports from the Somali-dominated NFD [Northern Frontier Districts] of Kenya say the attack caused heavy casualties.Kenyan government officials have not officially commented on the death toll from the attack. Sources say al-Shabab forces seized control of the village, known as Amuma, with Kenyan police officials also confirming the attack to the media.
10
60
21-Dec-172017
Remote violence
Unidentified Armed Group (Kenya)
Civilians (Kenya)
ManderaBanissaBanissaBanissa3.943940.34451
Daily Nation
National
Schoolchildren were playing with a device when it exploded. At least five children have been killed in an explosion in Banisa, Mandera County. Banisa Sub-County Deputy County Commissioner Mathias Chisambo said the schoolchildren were playing with a grenade they had found in a grazing field.
5
61
10-Sep-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Lamu
Lamu East
MararaniMararani-1.702741.30191
Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu)
Regional
At least one police officer was killed and two others injured when the vehicle in which they were travelling ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in the coastal Lamu County on Sunday evening.
1
62
28-Aug-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
ManderaLafeyLafeyDamasa3.159741.32561
Africa News; Kenya Standard
Regional
At least two KDF soldiers were killed on 28 August when their Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) triggered off a roadside bomb explosion in Damasa Lafey Sub-County, Mandera [northeast of the country]. Three others were injured.
2
63
20-Aug-172017
Remote violence
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Al Shabaab
GarissaIjaraIjara
Boni National Reserve
-1.539441.33141
Daily Nation (Kenya)
National
The Kenya Defence Forces [KDF] on Sunday [20 August] resumed bombing Boni Forest which Al Shabaab has used as a base to launch attacks.
0
64
15-Aug-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
GarissaIjaraIjaraBothai-1.54940.44562
Capital FM; Kenya Standard
National
Five police officers have been killed by an Al-Shabaab IED while on patrol along Bothai-Ijara road, within Garissa County. One officer sustained injuries during the attack while another one managed to escape unhurt.
5
65
7-Aug-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Lamu
Lamu West
ShellaLamu-2.271740.9022
The Daily Nation
National
Two people were injured after the vehicle they were travelling in ran over a landmine at Nyongoro along the Garsen-Lamu road.
0
66
16-Jul-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
GarissaDadaabLiboiLiboi0.353440.87231
Radio Andalus
Regional
A powerful explosion caused by a land mine, occurred in parts of NFD [Northern Frontier District, Kenya'snortheastern region], targeting Kenyan military forces and resulting in casualties in an area called Abdi Ali in Liboi town.
10
67
10-Jul-172017
Remote violence
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Al Shabaab
GarissaIjaraIjara
Boni National Reserve
-1.539441.33141
Daily Nation
National
The police have launched air strikes in Boni Forest to attack Al Shabaab fighters
0
68
27-Jun-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
KiungaKiunga-1.740641.4921
Capital FM (Nairobi)
National
Eight people including four school children and four police officers were killed in a roadside bomb attack planted by suspected Al Shabaab fighters that occurred in Kiunga, Lamu on Tuesday. The police officers were escorting the school children to Kiunga from Mararani, when the lorry was hit by an IED. Following the blast, al Shabaab opened fire on the victims.
8
69
23-Jun-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Mandera
Mandera East
TownshipMandera3.935741.85422
The Standard
National
An Improvised Device (IED) exploded when a vehicle ran over it. The vehicle was heading to Mandera from Elwak. No one was injured in the attack.
0
70
19-Jun-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Wajir
Wajir East
TownshipWajir1.7540.061
Radio Andalus
Regional
Nine Kenyan soldiers were killed, and ten others were injured when a road side bomb explosed. Al Shabaab confirmed claimed responsibility of the attack.
9
71
16-Jun-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Mandera
Mandera South
Elwak SouthEl Wak2.809440.93582
Agence France Presse
International
Four cilivilians killed and 11 injured when a passenger bus struck a roadside bomb suspected to have been planted by Al Shabaab between Lafey and Elwak in Madera county.
4
72
11-Jun-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
GarissaDadaabLiboiLiboi0.353440.87231
Shabelle Media Network
Regional
A KDF convoy was transporting military supplies to Somalia when it was targeted in a massive roadside explosion, just outside of Liboi town. Several soldiers wounded.
0
73
6-Jun-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
GarissaDadaabDadaab
Dadaab Refugee Camp
0.051440.31422
Daily Nation; The Star
National
At least three people were killed after a car they were travelling in hit a landmine along Dadaab-Kulan road in Garissa County [eastern Kenya]. Al Shabaab believed responsible. One person escaped with injuries. The Star reports four dead.
3
74
5-Jun-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Wajir
Wajir East
TownshipWajir1.7540.061
Daily Nation
National
On Monday, a team of security officers escaped an IED explosion unhurt as they hunted down a group of al-Shabab militants who had planted landmines in Gerille area, Wajir County.
0
75
31-May-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
KiungaKiunga-1.740641.4921
Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu);Daily Nation
Regional
Two soldiers from Kenya Defence forces were killed, and another wounded in an IED explosion. Al-Shabaab claimed responibility of the attack. Another IED exploded in the same area on the same day before a Kenyan vehicle passed, leaving the passengers unharmed.
2
76
31-May-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Lamu
Lamu East
BasubaMilimani-1.775840.83751
Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu);Daily Nation
Regional
Seven police officers and a civilian were killed when an armoured vehicle drove over a roadside bomb in southeastern Kenya. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility
8
77
31-May-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
KiungaIshakani-1.683341.51672
Daily Nation
National
An explosive device aimed at a military lorry went off between Kiunga and Ishakani. It exploded early and there were no casualties.
0
78
25-May-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
GarissaDadaabLiboiLiboi0.353440.87232
The Standard
National
At last five police officers were killed and one other injured after an Improvised Explosive Devise tore their vehicle along the Malelei-Kulan Road in Liboi, Garissa County. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility of the attacks
5
79
24-May-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
GarissaFafiJarajila
Hagadera Refugee Camp
0.003740.37461
Sunday Nation
National
On 24 May, two police officers were killed in an explosion between Malelei and Kulan in Garissa, near Hagadera refugee camp
2
80
24-May-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
GarissaDadaabLiboiLiboi0.353440.87231
The Standard
National
At least three policemen were killed in an IED explosions in Liboi, Garissa County, near the Kenya - Somalia border. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility of the attacks.
3
81
24-May-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Mandera
Mandera East
TownshipMandera3.935741.85421
The Standard
National
At least five policemen were killed in an IED explosions in Mandera, near the Kenya - Somalia border. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility of the attacks. Police later arrested several Al-Shabaab suspects behind the attacks in Mandera county. One of the susptect is a high ranking Al-Shabaab explosives expert
5
82
17-May-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Mandera
Mandera South
Elwak SouthEl Wak2.809440.93581
Xinhua General News Service
International
A Kenyan official was killed on Wednesday after a vehicle he was traveling in ran over an improvised explosive device in Elwak area near Kenya-Somalia border. Mandera East divisional police commander Timothy Muasya said the explosive device was buried on the ground by unknown people. The driver survived with serious injuries after the 1 p.m. incident. Police have blamed the attacks on Al-Shabaab militants who are operating in the area.
1
83
16-May-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
GarissaDadaabLiboiLiboi0.353440.87231
Agence France Presse
International
At least four people died on Tuesday when their vehicle set off an improvised explosive device in a small Kenyan town near the border with Somalia, police said.Al-Shabaab militants were suspected
4
84
9-May-172017
Remote violence
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Unidentified Armed Group (Kenya)
GarissaDadaabLiboiLiboi0.353440.87231
Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu)
Regional
Further reports have emerged of the damage caused by an explosion that targeted a Kenyan army convoy in Garissa County, northeastern Kenya. The explosion which was a land mine attack was targeted on a Kenya army convoy in between Liboi town and Kulan village in Garissa county. Kenyan police said the explosion injured several soldiers with three sustaining serious injuries. The injured were airlifted to a hospital in the capital, Nairobi, for treatment. No one who has claimed responsibility for the attack given that al-Shabab has severally taken credit for attacks that have happened in northeastern Kenya.
0
85
8-May-172017
Remote violence
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Al Shabaab
GarissaDadaabLiboiLiboi0.353440.87231
Xinhua General News Service; Ghana News Agency (GNA)
International
At least six Kenyan security officers were injured in a bomb blast on Monday in the northeast region of Garissa near the Somali border. Somali militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying its fighters killed four government soldiers, including two commanders.
0
86
25-Mar-172017
Remote violence
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Mandera
Mandera East
TownshipMandera3.935741.85422
Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu)
Regional
At least two children were killed and three others injured on 25/03 after explosion went off in a unnamed village in Mandera county. Authorities suspect al Shabaab, though no group has claimed responsibility.
2
87
21-Aug-172017
Strategic development
Al ShabaabTana RiverGaloleChewaniHola-1.503640.03333
Radio Kulmiye
Regional
Property destruction: Al-Shabab fighters attacked the Kenyan village of Gamba in Tana River County [in the country's coastal region], targeting government installations in the area. The extent of the damage or whether anyone was killed or injured in the attack is not year clear. Phone networks in the area broke down after the raid.
0
88
7-Aug-172017
Strategic development
Al ShabaabLamu
Lamu West
WituGamba-2.36240.31781TwitterOther
Al Shabaab militants destroyed an electricity pylon near Gamba, causing a blackout across Lamu county.
0
89
29-Jun-172017
Strategic development
Al Shabaab
Police Forces of Kenya (2013-)
KiungaKiunga-1.740641.4921TwitterOther
The Kenyan security forces rescued 2 of the 4 pupils kidnapped during the Al Shabaab attack on Kiunga two days previously. No reports of clashes.
0
90
11-Jun-172017
Strategic development
Al Shabaab
Military Forces of Kenya (2013-)
Lamu
Lamu West
ShellaLamu-2.271740.9021Xinhua
International
Detonation: The IED planted by Al Shabaab, and targeting Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) along the Milimani-Baure's supply route detonated without any casualties or injuries on the side of KDF.
0
91
15-May-172017
Strategic development
Al ShabaabWajir
Wajir East
TownshipWajir1.7540.062
Kenya Standard
National
Property destruction: Al Shabaab militants destroyed a communications mast in Wajir
0
92
10-Apr-172017
Strategic development
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Mandera
Mandera East
TownshipMandera3.935741.85421
Local Source Project
Local
Non-violent activity: 10 April, 23:00EAT, Mandera, Kenya: al Shabaab militants entered Mandera and hijacked two pick-up trucks.
0
93
30-Mar-172017
Strategic development
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Mandera
Mandera South
Elwak SouthEl Wak2.809440.93581Xinhua
International
Movement of forces: Suspected Al-Shabaab hijacked a Kenyan government vehicle in the border town of Elwak in Mandera country. The attackers released the driver and reportedly drove into Somalia.
0
94
28-Dec-172017
Violence against civilians
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Lamu
Lamu West
WituGamba-2.36240.31781BBC
International
Reports from Lamu Island say a deadly attack was carried out in parts of the island. The attack was a well-planned ambush targeting a vehicle carrying "Kenyan crusaders" travelling on the road that connects Mwitu and Gamba villages in Lamu county. Al-Shabab forces, who are waging jihad in Lamu, captured the vehicle and two Kenyan infidels, who are among those settled in the Muslim land of Lamu.
2
95
31-Oct-172017
Violence against civilians
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Mandera
Mandera East
ArabiaArabia3.525441.49912TwitterOther
Al Shabaab militants attacked a land cruiser in Arabia. They stole the land cruiser and shot at the passengers. 2 passengers were injured.
0
96
31-Oct-172017
Violence against civilians
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
ManderaLafeyFinoFino3.371141.44682TwitterOther
Al Shabaab militants hijacked a car and abducted a driver between Fino and Sheikh Barrow. He is alive, but being held in Somalia.
0
97
30-Oct-172017
Violence against civilians
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Mandera
Mandera East
ArabiaArabia3.525441.49911
Daily Nation
National
A Land Cruiser carrying five passengers was attacked by Al Shabaab militants at Arabia area. The driver was released and two passengers suffered gunshot wounds but they were in stable condition.
0
98
21-Oct-172017
Violence against civilians
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
GarissaIjaraIjara
Boni National Reserve
-1.539441.33141
Daily Nation
National
Five people were injured when suspected al-Shabab militants sprayed their vehicle with bullets between Bodhei and Ijara, on the border of Lamu and Garissa counties.
0
99
20-Oct-172017
Violence against civilians
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Lamu
Lamu West
ShellaLamu-2.271740.9021
The Star
National
Five people are nursing multiple gunshot wounds after their vehicle was shot at by suspected al Shabaab militants
0
100
10-Oct-172017
Violence against civilians
Al Shabaab
Civilians (Kenya)
Kwale
Msambweni
Gombato Bongwe
Ukunda-4.287539.56611
Shabelle Media Network (Mogadishu)
Regional
On 10 October, gunmen killed two female employees of a university in Ukunda, in a suspected extremist attack.
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