Incident Summary:

11/08/2015: A female suicide bomber detonated near a mill in Ngouboua town, Lac region, Chad. This was one of two suicide bombings in this town on the same day. In addition to the two bombers, two civilians were killed and 14 others were injured in the blasts. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attacks to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
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 majority reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers for this attack represent a division of a cumulative total of killed and wounded across incidents (201511080065, 201511080026).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Boko Haram Suicide Bombing Kills Two In Chad: Security Source," AFP (World Service), November 8, 2015.
"International briefs," TH Online, November 9, 2015.
"Suspected Boko Haram Suicide-Bombings in Chad Kill Five," Bloomberg, November 9, 2015.