Incident Summary:

10/12/2016: Assailants attacked an army post in Intangom, Sahel, Burkina Faso. Three soldiers and two assailants were killed and one soldier was injured in the attack. Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201610120017

When:
2016-10-12

Country:
Burkina Faso

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sahel

City:
Intangom

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Army of Burkina Faso
Specific Description Post
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three Burkinabe Troops Killed In Attack Near Mali Border," AFP (World Service), October 12, 2016."
"Three soldiers dead in northern Burkina Faso - government," Reuters Africa, October 12, 2016."
"3 soldiers killed in attack on Burkina Faso army camp," Xinhua General News Service, October 12, 2016."