Incident Summary:

04/08/2017: A suicide bomber detonated among a crowd of civilians in Blama Golime neighborhood, Kolofata, Extreme-North, Cameroon. In addition to the assailant, at least four people were killed and 23 other people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201704080006

When:
2017-04-08

Country:
Cameroon

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Extreme-North

City:
Kolofata

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Blama Golime neighborhood.

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
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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?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 most recent 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 5 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"BREAKING: Suicide bomber hits Cameroon, one dead, many Injured," News Headlines.com.ng, April 8, 2017."
"Boko Haram: Suicide bomb attack in Cameroon leaves 1 dead, others injured," Pulse.ng, April 8, 2017."
"Africa Command OSINT Daily 12 April 2017," Summary, April 13, 2017."