Incident Summary:

12/22/2016: Security forces identified and opened fire on two suicide bombers targeting a military base in Limankara, Borno, Nigeria. The assailants detonated, killing themselves, but failing to cause further casualties. This was one of two similar attacks in the area on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents.

GTD ID:
201612220017

When:
2016-12-22

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Borno

City:
Limankara

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nigerian Armed Forces
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Two explosives-laden vests were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Troops kill four female suicide bombers in Borno," Nigeria Punch, December 23, 2016."