Incident Summary:

12/11/2014: Assailants opened fire on security forces in Am Chide town, Extreme-North region, Cameroon. At least 180 attackers were killed when soldiers returned fire. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Am Chide

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Cameroon Army
Specific Description Forces
Nationality of Target Cameroon
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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 300
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 180 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 180
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 180
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"At least 180 suspected Boko Haram militants killed: Cameroonian military," Xinhua General News Service, December 12, 2014.
"180 suspected Boko Haram militants killed in Cameroon," The Nation Nigeria, December 12, 2014.
"Cameroon kills over 100 insurgents," Daily Newswatch, December 12, 2014.