Incident Summary:

12/31/2016: Assailants attacked military positions in Garoua, Diffa, Niger. At least 15 people, including three soldiers and 12 assailants, were killed and seven other people were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201612310040

When:
2016-12-31

Country:
Niger

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Diffa

City:
Garoua

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Niger Army
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Niger
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 15 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 12
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Niger: Boko Haram attack kills two soldiers in Lake Chad region," Sahel Standard, January 2, 2017."
"15 soldiers killed, 19 injured in Niger terror attack," Hindustan Times, February 24, 2017."