Incident Summary:

06/01/2005: Forty-one Ivorian ethnic Guere civilians were killed and 64 others were injured outside Duekoue, Moyen-Cavally Region, Cote D'Ivoire, when an unidentified group of people attacked and burned several homes. Locals suspected government-backed militias.



Ivory Coast

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Duekoue

Location Details:
Incident occurred outside the town of Duekoue, around 400 kilometers northwest of the commercial capital Abidjan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilan(s)
Specific Description Civilians in villages outside of Duekoue, Cote D'Ivoire
Nationality of Target Ivory Coast
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilian residences
Specific Description Civilian residences in village outside of Duekoue
Nationality of Target Ivory Coast
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Firearms Other Gun Type
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 41 Fatalities / 64 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 41
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 64
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Joe Bavier, "Ivory Coast/fighting (L-O)," Voice of America News, June 1, 2005.
"U.N: Ivory Coast machete attacks kill 41," United Press International, June 1, 2005.
Pauline Bax, "Unidentified men attack Ivory Coast villagers, killing 41, injuring 64," Associate Press Worldstream, June 1, 2005.