Incident Summary:

12/20/2011: Members of the Casesmance Movement of Democratic Forces (MFDC) attacked a military outpost in the district of Dirgiune in Senegal. The attack occurred at dawn. Five members of the MFDC and one soldier were killed. During the attack, military reinforcements on their way to assist the outpost were attacked by MFDC members using RPG's. Their vehicle then crashed into a home. The result of this portion of the event is that four soldiers and two civilians were killed, and four soldiers were wounded.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
In the district of Digoune

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Soldiers
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Senegal
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Private Civilians
Nationality of Target Senegal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
RPG's were used in the attack on the military reinforcements.
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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 5
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 6
"Clashes in Senegal's Casamance region kill 13," Agence France Presse, December 20, 2011.
"Casamance 'MFDC rebels' kill Senegal soldiers," BBC, December 21, 2011.