Incident Summary:

02/19/2016: Two suicide bombers detonated at a market in Meme village, Extreme-North region, Cameroon. In addition to the bombers, 24 people were killed and 112 others were injured in the blasts. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, intelligence officials attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201602190001

When:
2016-02-19

Country:
Cameroon

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Extreme-North

City:
Meme

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
Nationality of Target Cameroon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Two explosives-laden cooking pots were used in the attack.
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 most recent 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 26 Fatalities / 112 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 26
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 112
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"1st LD: At least 19 killed in twin suicide attacks in Cameroon," Xinhua General News Service, February 19, 2016."
"Suicide bomber 'girls' kill 24 in Cameroon," NEWS.com.au, February 20, 2016."
"4 suicide bombers target market, school in Cameroon, kill 22," The Canadian Press, February 19, 2016."