Incident Summary:

06/03/2016: Assailants raided an army checkpost in Bosso, Diffa, Niger. At least 32 soldiers were killed and 67 soldiers were injured in the assault. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201606030015

When:
2016-06-03

Country:
Niger

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diffa

City:
Bosso

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Niger Army
Specific Description Checkpost
Nationality of Target Niger
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Bosso Town
Specific Description Town
Nationality of Target Niger
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
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 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 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 32 Fatalities / 67 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 32
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 67
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Niger's defense ministry: Boko Haram kills 32 soldiers," Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA), June 5, 2016."
"32 Troops Killed In Niger Clash With Boko Haram," AFP (World Service), June 4, 2016."
"2,000 Chad Troops Head To Niger After Boko Haram Attack," AFP (World Service), June 8, 2016."