Incident Summary:

05/17/2016: Assailants opened fire on a police station in Koutougou, Sahel, Burkina Faso. Two police officers were wounded in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201605170036

When:
2016-05-17

Country:
Burkina Faso

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sahel

City:
Koutougou

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Police
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"2 Burkina Police Hurt As Gunmen Storm Police Station," AFP (World Service), May 18, 2016."
"Unknown gunmen attack Burkina Faso police post near border," Xinhua News Agency, May 18, 2016."
"Attack on Far North Burkina Police Station Suspected Terror Act," BBC Online, May 18, 2016."