Incident Summary:

11/01/2015: Three suicide bombers attempted to attack a military base in Bamou village, Chad. Security forces killed two assailants while the third assailant detonated an explosive device, injuring 11 civilians. This was one of two coordinated attacks in the area on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



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 Base
Nationality of Target Chad
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 11 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 11
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Lake Chad Clashes Leave 14 Boko Haram Members Dead: Government," AFP (World Service), November 1, 2015.
"Boko Haram attacks Chad army posts; 11 militants killed," Qatar Tribune, November 2, 2015.
"Two soldiers, 11 suspected Boko Haram fighters killed in Chad attacks," Chandigarh Tribune, November 1, 2015.