Incident Summary:

10/30/2015: Assailants attacked a military convoy between Badiana and Djinaki villages, Bignona district, Ziguinchor, Senegal. An unspecified number of assailants were killed and four soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Bignona district

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Badiana and Djinaki.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Senegalese Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Senegal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and firearms 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
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
Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Separatist ambush of army convoy indicates increased terrorism and moderate ground cargo risks in Senegal's Casamance region," IHS Global Insight, November 3, 2015.
"MFDC militants wound four soldiers in Senegal's Bignona," Jane's Terrorism Watch Report, November 4, 2015.
"Senegal: State PAS Press Summary 02 November 2015," Dakar US Embassy Public Affairs Office, November 2, 2015.