Incident Summary:

11/06/2016: An explosive device detonated and assailants opened fire targeting a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) convoy in Ngouma, Mopti, Mali. One Togolese peacekeeper and two Malian civilians were killed and seven peacekeepers were injured in the attack. Ansar al-Dine (Mali) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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 Togolese Convoy
Nationality of Target International
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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
A roadside landmine 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar al-Dine (Mali) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Malian Resident Reaffirm Confidence in Armed Forces Amid Chronic Insecurity, Terror Attacks," Radio Nata, November 8, 2016.
"UN peacekeeper killed, 7 wounded in north Mali convoy attack," San Francisco Chronicle, November 6, 2016.
"UN peacekeeper, two civilians dead in central Mali attack," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, November 6, 2016.