Incident Summary:

12/10/2000: Rebels attacked Kissidougou town, near the border of Liberia and Sierra Leone, Kissidougou Prefecture, Guinea. The attack began at 3 am and continued for several hours while the rebels fought with government troops. The assailants were driven back and authorities report that at least 30 attackers were killed. Death toll amongst civilians and troops is unknown. A man named Mohamed Lamine Fofanah, who stated he represented the Allied Democratic Forces of Guinea (RDFG), claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Guinean military
Specific Description Military forces in the vicinity of Kissidougou
Nationality of Target Guinea
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians living in Kissidougou town
Nationality of Target Guinea
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Weapon Details
No specific mention of weapons was made
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
Allied Democratic Forces of Guinea (RDFG) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 30 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 30
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 30
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Rebels attack another big town in southern Guinea," Reuters, December 11, 2000.
"Annan lashes out at rebel attack on southern Guinean town," Xinhua News Agency, December 12, 2000.
"UN condemns Guinean border hostilities, sends envoy," Associated Press, December 13, 2000.