Incident Summary:

02/01/2013: Gunmen attacked a bank and engaged in a firefight with security forces in Kafountine village, Ziguinchor region, Senegal. Approximately five people, including two assailants and a French national, were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities suspected that the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance was involved in the violence.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Located in Bignona Department in the Casamance region of the country

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Credit Mutuel du Senegal
Specific Description Bank Branch
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 Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
Rifles 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 30
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Four die in Senegal's Casamance," BBC, February 2, 2013.
"At least 5 killed in Senegal's restive south," The Associated Press, February 2, 2013.
"LEAD: Five killed in bank attack in Senegal's troubled south," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, February 2, 2013.