Incident Summary:

11/28/2015: A female suicide bomber detonated targeting a local family in Dabanga town, Extreme-North, Cameroon. In addition to the bomber, three people were killed in the blast. This was one of two related suicide bombings that occurred in Dabanga on this date. Twelve people were injured across both blasts. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; 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: Military
Name of Entity Cameroon Armed Forces (FAC)
Specific Description Soldier
Nationality of Target Cameroon
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Cameroon
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 figures for this incident represent a division of the cumulative total of those wounded across incidents (201511280019-201511280020).
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 4 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Twin suicide bombings kill 5 in Cameroon," Shenzhen Daily, November 30, 2015.
"Female suicide bombers launch deadly attacks in Cameroon," CBC, November 29, 2015.
"Twin suicide bomb blast rocks northern Cameroon village," Al Jazeera - English, November 28, 2015.