Incident Summary:

12/25/2016: A suicide bomber detonated in a market in Mora, Extreme-North, Cameroon. In addition to the bomber, at least two people were killed and five people were injured in the blast. This was one of two related attacks in Mora on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201612250014

When:
2016-12-25

Country:
Cameroon

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Extreme-North

City:
Mora

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
Nationality of Target Cameroon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Suicide bomber in Cameroon kills two in attack on Christmas market," Reuters UK, December 25, 2016."
"At least 4 killed in suicide bombings in northern Cameroon," EFE, December 25, 2016."
"Two civilians kills in north Cameroon Suicide blast," Business Recorder, December 25, 2016."