Incident Summary:

02/11/2016: Assailants attacked a customs post in Hombori area, Mopti region, Mali. Three people, including a customs official and two civilians, were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that the Macina Liberation Front (FLM) was involved.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Mali Ministry of Customs
Specific Description Post
Nationality of Target Mali
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Mali
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Mody Ndiaye
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Macina Liberation Front (FLM) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suspected Jihadists Kill Three In Northern Mali," AFP (World Service), February 11, 2016.
"Singapore: Suspected Islamist militants kill three at Mali customs post," Channel NewsAsia Online, February 11, 2016.
"Africa Command OSINT Daily 11 February 2016," OSC Summary, February 12, 2016.