Incident Summary:

05/22/2008: On Thursday, 15 Malian soldiers and 17 Tuareg rebels were killed and 31 others were injured during an attack on an army post in Abeibara, Kidal, Mali. Unknown firearms were used in the attack. A Malian army post was targeted.

GTD ID:
200805220008

When:
2008-05-22

Country:
Mali

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kidal

City:
Abeibara

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Malian Army
Specific Description A Malian army post
Nationality of Target Mali
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 32 Fatalities / 31 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 32
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 17
Total Number of Injured 31
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 25
Sources
"Moussa Bolly, "Mali Says 32 Killed in Insurgent Attack on Northern Army Base," Associated Press, May 23, 2008."
"BBC News, "Tuareg Rebels in Deadly Mali Raid," BBC News, May 22, 2008."