Incident Summary:

10/03/2016: A landmine detonated targeting two United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) vehicles in Aguelhoc, Kidal, Mali. This was one of two related attacks targeting MINUSMA personnel in Aguelhok on this date. At least two MINUSMA peacekeepers were killed and seven others were injured across both attacks. Ansar al-Dine (Mali) claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Sub-Saharan Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)
Specific Description Vehicles
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Land Mine
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201610030037 and 201610030038.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar al-Dine (Mali) 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 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Second Peacekeeper Dies In Mali As UN Admits Failings," AFP (World Service), October 4, 2016.
"Peacekeeper Killed, Others Wounded In Mali Blast: UN," AFP (World Service), October 3, 2016.
"Ambush kills soldier in Mali; 2nd UN peacekeeper dies," Washington Post, October 4, 2016.