Incident Summary:

06/12/2016: Assailants attacked military forces in Pulka, Borno, Nigeria. At least six assailants were killed and five soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201606120030

When:
2016-06-12

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Borno

City:
Pulka

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nigerian Army (NA)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Two Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifles and three explosives-laden vehicles were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 6
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Boko Haram attack on military locations seriously backfired (photos)," NigerianNewspapers.Today, June 13, 2016."
"Boko Haram: Soldiers kill 6 terrorists in Borno," Pulse.ng, June 14, 2016."
"Nigeria army repels Boko Haram attack, kills 6 insurgents," PanARMENIAN Network, June 14, 2016."