Incident Summary:

10/13/2016: Multiple explosive devices detonated near a Malian Army vehicle in N'Goma Coura, Segou, Mali. Following the blast, assailants then opened fire on the vehicle. At least four soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded in the attack. Ansar al-Dine (Mali) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


N'Goma Coura

Location Details:
The incident occurre in Segou district.

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 Malian Army
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Mali
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Land Mine
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Three landmines and firearms 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
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 4 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Four Malian Soldiers Killed In Mine Explosions: Sources," AFP (World Service), October 13, 2016.
"Four Malian soldiers killed in mine explosions: sources," Qatar Tribune, October 15, 2016.
"4 killed as convoy ambushed in central Mali, army says," News24, October 14, 2016.