Incident Summary:

11/07/2016: Assailants attacked a Gendarmerie camp in Banamba, Koulikoro, Mali. No casualties were reported in the attack; however, a soldier 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) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Mali Gendarmerie
Specific Description Camp
Nationality of Target Mali
Additional Information
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 Unknown
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.