Incident Summary:

10/10/2015: Three suicide bombers detonated at a fish market in Baga Sola area, Lac region, Chad. In addition to the bombers, at least 14 people were killed and 42 people were injured in the blast. This was one of two related attacks in Baga Sola on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attacks to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Baga Sola

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 Fish 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)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack 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 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 17 Fatalities / 42 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 17
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 42
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"41 Killed In Lake Chad Blasts Blamed On Boko Haram: Government," AFP (World Service), October 11, 2015.
"Multiple explosions kill dozens in Chadian city," Al Jazeera, October 10, 2015.
"Lake Chad Blasts Blamed On Boko Haram Kill 37," AFP (World Service), October 10, 2015.