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The numbers below refer to the number of people affected. Click on a column heading to order incidents according to that column.

ID Month Day Year Country UN INGO ICRC and IFRC NRCS NNGO Other Nationals killed Sort descending Nationals wounded Nationals kidnapped Total national staff Internationals killed Internationals wounded Internationals kidnapped Total international staff Total victims Gender Male Gender Female Gender Unknown Means of attack Attack context Location Latitude Longitude Actor type Actor name Details Verified Source
2889 Feb 2 2020 Somalia 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 Kidnapping Individual attack Project site 3.928611 41.876111 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab Three NGO aid workers, 2 women medical professionals and their driver, were kidnapped while distributing medical supplies in Banaaney village, approximately 7 km outside of Belet-Hawa, Gedo. Media reports suspect Al Shabaab due to their strong prevalence in the area. The whereabouts of the three staff members is currently unknown. Pending ACLED
2999 May 12 2020 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Other Explosives Unknown Home 2.410556 42.976667 Unknown Unknown One male INGO staff member was injured after an unknown perpetrator threw a grenade at his house in Waaberi area of Dinsoor. Pending ACLED
3041 Jul 10 2020 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Other Explosives Combat/Crossfire Public location -0.358056 42.545278 Non-state armed group: National Al Shabaab One UN agency contractor was injured after a suspected Al Shabaab militant threw a grenade into a restaurant in Sinnay Junction of Farjano village, Lower Juba. The contractor was treated at the local hospital for a laceration and a fragment injury. A child was also killed in the incident and 3 civilians seriously injured (not counted here). Pending Official Report
3065 May 8 2020 Somalia 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road -0.270477 42.479039 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab Three NGO staff members travelling in Kismayo between Hoosingow and Dhobley town, were reportedly kidnapped by Al Shabaab militants. Further information is unavailable at this time.  Pending Media
3074 Aug 18 2020 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Roadside IED Individual attack Road 2.033333 45.333333 Unknown Unknown One UN agency contracted truck was reportedly targetted by a remote controlled roadside IED in Hodan district of Mogadishu near the DEVA Hospital. Three were reportedly injured, but the extent of all injuries is unknown at this time. Pending ACLED
3101 Oct 31 2020 Somalia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Vehicle-born IED Combat/Crossfire Public location 2.53 42.58 Unknown Unknown One NGO staff member was reportedly injured after a vehicle-borne IED exploded as the staff passed by. The IED was placed on a vehicle carrying the district chief, the intended target, and killed the official along with his bodyguard.  Pending Official Report
3008 Jun 14 2020 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 8.312222 48.954167 Unknown Unknown One driver of an INGO rented vehicle with INGO staff as passengers, was shot and killed when unknown perpetrators ambushed and took the vehicle in Bilcil village and heading towards Awr-bogays village. Motive is suspected as either a carjacking or revenge killing. Yes Official Report
3100 Oct 30 2020 Somalia 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Individual attack Public location 2.033333 45.35 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab One head of a local NGO and well-known community elder was reportedly shot and killed by Al Shabaab militants in Elasha Biyaha village, Afgooye district. Pending Official Report
3143 Feb 2 2021 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Complex attack Raid Public location 2.0299564 45.3101475 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab One INGO staff member was killed during a complex attack on the Afrik Hotel in Mogadishu. Official statements report Al Shabaab militants exploded a car bomb outside the hotel and then stormed the building with guns. 4 other civilians were killed and 10 injured (not counted here). Pending Official Report
3097 Oct 27 2020 Somalia 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Vehicle-born IED Individual attack Public location 2.033333 45.333333 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab Two national UN staff members were reportedly killed after a vehicle-borne IED exploded in the capital Mogadishu. Media reports indicate a polio vaccination campaign group consisting of health workers, humanitarian staff, and government officials was attacked by Al Shabaab militants. The militants first attacked with guns shooting and killing an official and a health worker, before fleeing and triggering the VBIED. Pending Media
2929 May 4 2020 Somalia 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Shelling Combat/Crossfire Road 2.983333 44.283333 Unknown Unknown One cargo plane carrying 3 crew and 2 passengers, chartered by an INGO to carry medical supplies into southern Somalia was reportedly shot down at 15:30LT by what media reports suspect was an RPG. The plane was approaching the Berdale airport when the attack occurred, and all passengers did not survive the crash. Early perpetrator reports point either to Ethiopian Forces or Al Shabaab, but more information is unavailable at this time. Pending Official Report
2969 May 27 2020 Somalia 0 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 Kidnap-killing Raid Office/compound -3222733 -4565257 Unknown Unknown 7 NGO staff members were reportedly kidnapped by unknown masked perpetrators from the NGO centre in Gololey, Balcad. On May 28 the bodies of the 7 staff members, and one other civilian, were returned to the centre. Investigations into the murders are ongoing. Conflicting reports point blame to the Somalia Armed Forces for retaliation over the death of soldiers, while other officials blame the group Al Shabaab. Pending Official Report
Total 4 6 0 0 15 0 15 4 6 25 0 0 0 0 25 5 2 18