Incident Summary:

06/07/2008: On Saturday, in Tatokou, Zinder, Niger, assailants poured gasoline on a civilian and set him on fire, wounding him.No group claimed responsibility, although it was widely believed the Niger People's Movement for Justice was responsible.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack occurred in Tatokou, Zinder, Niger.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description The target of the attack was a civilian.
Nationality of Target Niger
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
Gasoline was 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Movement of Niger People for Justice (MNJ) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
BBC Monitoring Africa, "Tuareg Rebels Said Launch Fresh Attacks in South Central Niger", LexisNexis Academic, Radio France Internationale, June 7, 2008.
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Civilian Wounded in Assault by Suspected MNJ in Tatokou, Zinder, Niger", Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, February 5, 2010.