Incident Summary:

11/07/2016: Assailants attacked a prison in Banamba, Koulikoro, Mali. No casualties were reported in the attack; however, a prison guard was reported missing. This was one of four related attacks in the area on this date. Ansar al-Dine (Mali) claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources also attributed the attack to the Macina Liberation Front (FLM).




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Directorate of Penitentiary Administration and Supervised Education (DNAPES)
Specific Description Banamba Prison
Nationality of Target Mali
Additional Information
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which both military and non-military entities were targeted.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar al-Dine (Mali) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Macina Liberation Front (FLM) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ansar Dine claims attack on southern Mali town," Reuters Africa, November 8, 2016.
"UPDATE 2-Gunmen free 21 prisoners in raid on southern Mali town," Reuters Africa, November 7, 2016.
"Islamic extremists attack near Mali capital, no dead; Islamic extremists attack near Mali capital, no dead," The Canadian Press, November 7, 2016.