Incident Summary:

09/01/2016: Assailants attacked a border post in Markoye, Sahel, Burkina Faso. A customs officer was killed and two people were injured in the assault. The Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201609020064

When:
2016-09-01

Country:
Burkina Faso

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sahel

City:
Markoye

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Gendarmerie
Specific Description Border Post
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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 conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Burkina Faso Border Post Attacked by Suspected Militants," Bloomberg, September 2, 2016."
"Hosted Product: AQIM Newsletter 07 September 2016," Al Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb Newsletter, September 7, 2016."
"Burkina Faso Border Post Attacked by Suspected Militants," AfricaNewsDesk.com, September 2, 2016."