Incident Summary:

02/10/2016: Two female suicide bombers detonated at a funeral ceremony in Nguetchewe, Extreme-North, Cameroon. In addition to the bombers, at least six civilians were killed and 31 people were injured in the blasts. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201602100001

When:
2016-02-10

Country:
Cameroon

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Extreme-North

City:
Nguetchewe

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 Funeral
Nationality of Target Cameroon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
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.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 31 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 31
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"At Least Six Dead In Cameroon Double Suicide Attack: Security Sources," AFP (World Service), February 10, 2016."
"6 killed in twin suicide attacks in Cameroon," International Business Times India, February 10, 2016."
"Suicide Bombers Attack Funeral Gathering In Cameroon Border Town," Channels TV Nigeria, February 10, 2016."