Incident Summary:

11/28/2000: Rebels from Liberia raided Bayoro village, near the southeastern border, Guinea. Six civilians were killed in the attack and three individuals, including one government soldier, were injured. Unconfirmed reports also state that a large portion of the village was burnt down. Specific motive is unknown, but there was been a string of raids between the two countries, leading to escalating tension.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Macenta district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Bayoro village of the district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Guinean soldiers
Specific Description Guinean soldiers in the vicinity of Bayaro
Nationality of Target Guinea
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Villagers in the vicinity of Bayaro
Nationality of Target Guinea
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
U/I Liberian Gunmen No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Six killed in cross-border raid into Guinea," Reuters, November 29, 2000.
"West Africa; IRIN-WA Update of events in West Africa," UN Integrated Regional Information Network, November 30, 2000.