Incident Summary:

12/28/2014: Assailants attacked a military camp in Ashigashiya area, Extreme-North region, Cameroon. It is unknown if the attack resulted in casualties. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201412280068

When:
2014-12-28

Country:
Cameroon

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Extreme-North

City:
Ashigashiya

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 Camp
Nationality of Target Cameroon
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"1,000 Boko Haram Members Seize Cameroun's Army Base," Daily Times Nigeria, December 29, 2014."
"Boko Haram militants briefly occupy army camp in northern Cameroon 28 December," BBC Monitoring Africa - Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring, December 29, 2014."