Incident Summary:

10/31/2010: On Sunday, near Diarone village, near Ziguinchor, Casamance, Senegal, three soldiers were killed and two others were injured when unidentified militants ambushed and fired upon a military checkpoint. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Movement of the Democratic Forces of Casamance was suspected.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Ziguinchor

Location Details:
The attack occurred at a military checkpoint near Diarone village, near Ziguinchor, Casamance, Senegal.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Senegalese Military
Specific Description Military soldiers
Nationality of Target Senegal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Xinhua News Agency, "Three Senegalese Soldiers Killed in Casamance Ambush," Xinhua News Agency, November 1, 2010,
Agence France Presse, "Three Senegalese Soldiers Killed in Casamance Rebel Ambush," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, November 1, 2010.