Incident Summary:

01/31/2017: Three suicide bombers were identified by civilian defense force members in Mora, Extreme-North, Cameroon. The three assailants detonated before security forces could intervene, killing at least four people and injuring seven others. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Cameroon
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Civilian Defense Force Member
Nationality of Target Cameroon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
Three explosives-laden vests were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
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 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Four killed, Seven Wounded in Far North Suicide Bomb Attack," CameroonJournal, February 1, 2017.
"Cameroon: Boko Haram Attack in Far North Leaves Four Dead," The Cameroon Daily Journal, February 1, 2017.
"Self-defence fighters thwart bombings in Nigeria, Cameroon - CTV News," Naija Daily Wire, January 31, 2017.