Incident Summary:

11/07/2016: Assailants attacked military forces in Kangarwa, Borno, Nigeria. At least one soldier and 13 assailants were killed and three soldiers and an unknown number of assailants were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Lake Chad district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nigerian Army (NA)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), assorted machine guns, antiaircraft guns, and AK-47 assault rifles 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) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. A source suspected that the military may have been conducting an offensive operation when the clash broke out.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 14 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 14
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 13
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Troops kill 13 insurgents in Borno," Nigeria Punch, November 8, 2016.
"NAF fighter jets repel attack on troops …Army buries slain troops amid tears," National Mirror, November 7, 2016.
"14 Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Soldiers," AllAfrica Web Publications (English) UNASSIGNED, November 8, 2016.