Incident Summary:

05/31/2016: Assailants opened fire on a police station in Intamgom, Sahel, Burkina Faso. Three police officers were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Muslim extremists.

GTD ID:
201605310015

When:
2016-05-31

Country:
Burkina Faso

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sahel

City:
Intamgom

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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 Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Muslim extremists 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
Sources
"Burkina Faso suspects jihadists carried out deadly police station attack," Xinhua General News Service, June 1, 2016."
"3 Burkina Police Killed In Attack Near Mali," AFP (World Service), June 1, 2016."
"4 killed in attacks on UN peacekeeping efforts in Mali," The Canadian Press, June 1, 2016."