Incident Summary:

07/11/2015: A suicide bomber disguised as a woman detonated an explosives-laden belt at a market in N'Djamena city, N'Djamena region, Chad. In addition to the bomber, 15 people were killed and 80 others were wounded in the blast. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
Nationality of Target Chad
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden belt was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
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 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 16 Fatalities / 80 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 16
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 80
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Chad Warning On Veil Ban After Deadly Boko Haram Bombing," AFP (World Service), July 12, 2015.
"Suicide bomber in burqa kills 15 people in Chad capital," Reuters Africa, July 12, 2015.
"Xinhua: UN Chief Slams Suicide Bomb Attack In N'djamena, Chad," Xinhua, July 12, 2015.