Incident Summary:

02/16/2015: Assailants attacked a military camp in Waza district, Extreme-North region, Cameroon. At least four soldiers and 86 assailants were killed and ten soldiers and an unknown number of assailants were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed it to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Waza district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Cameroon Armed Forces (FAC)
Specific Description Camp
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 lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 86
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 90 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 90
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 86
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Cameroon army says 5 soldiers, 86 Boko Haram militants killed in clashes," Agence France Presse -- English, February 16, 2015.
"Xinhua: 4 Soldiers Killed In Suspected Boko Haram Attack In Northern Cameroon," Xinhua, February 16, 2015.
"Boko Haram insurgents attack Cameroon army base, several wounded," Reuters Africa, February 16, 2015.