Incident Summary:

07/19/2013: Assailants set fire to the central market in Kidal town, Kidal district, Kidal region, Mali. At least 40 civilians were injured in the attack. This was one of two related attacks in Kidal town on this day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources speculated that the assailants were likely affiliated with the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA).




Sub-Saharan Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
Nationality of Target Mali
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This was one of three related attacks in Kidal town in two days. The other attacks are 201307190051 and 201307180020.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 40 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 40
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Four Dead in Mali pre-Poll Violence," Naharnet, July 19, 2013."
"Deadly pre-poll clashes in Mali flashpoint town," Agence France Presse -- English, July 19, 2013."