Incident Summary:

06/22/2007: Armed assailants attacked a Niger Army base in Agadez, Niger, killing 15 soldiers, wounding 43, and kidnapping 72 others. The base also sustained damages. Thirty hostages were released on June 28, 2007. On or about July 11, 2007, the assailants released three injured hostages to the Red Cross, six more hostages were released on August 4, 2007. The Niger People's Movement for Justice (MNJ) claimed responsability.




Sub-Saharan Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Niger Army base
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Niger
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 72
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 43
Outcome Combination
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown 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
Additional Information Thirty hostages were released after six days. Three injured hostages were released the Red Cross after 19 day and six more hostages were released after 43 days.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Movement of Niger People for Justice (MNJ) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 15 Fatalities / 43 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 43
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counter Terrorism Center, 2007 Report on Terrorism