Incident Summary:

01/29/2015: Assailants attacked a Chadian military contingent near Fotokol town, Extreme-North region, Cameroon. At least three soldiers and 123 assailants were killed and 12 soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201501300038

When:
2015-01-29

Country:
Cameroon

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Extreme-North

City:
Near Fotokol

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Chadian Ground Forces
Specific Description Contingent
Nationality of Target Chad
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Unknown
Weapon Details
An unknown number of explosive devices 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 126 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 126
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 123
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Raid leaves 2 soldiers, 123 B. Haram militants dead," Manila Standard Today, January 31, 2015."
"3 Chad Soldiers, 123 Boko Haram Militants Killed In Cameroon: Chad Military," AFP (World Service), January 30, 2015."
"Scores killed in Cameroon clashes," IRIB World Service, January 31, 2015."