Incident Summary:

11/29/2016: Assailants fired rockets at the Timbuktu airport near Timbuktu, Mali. No casualties were reported in the attack. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Timbuktu

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Timbuktu airport.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Timbuktu Airport
Specific Description Airport
Nationality of Target Mali
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Grad rockets 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
Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) 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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Northern Malian airport attacks suggest insurgents aiming at more ambitious targets, further attempts likely in coming weeks," IHS Global Insight, December 1, 2016.
"Militants strike north Mali airports with suicide truck, rockets," Reuters Africa, November 30, 2016.
"AQIM claims two attacks in northern Mali," The Long War Journal, December 1, 2016.