Incident Summary:

06/02/2017: Two young suicide bombers detonated at a refugee camp in Kolofata, Extreme-North, Cameroon. In addition to the two assailants, at least nine people were killed and 30 other people were injured in the blasts. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201706020010

When:
2017-06-02

Country:
Cameroon

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Extreme-North

City:
Kolofata

Location Details:
The incident occurred in to Mayo-Sava district.

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 Refugee Camp
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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"7 killed in twin suicide attack in northern Cameroon," Anadolu Ajansi, June 2, 2017."
"Suicide bombers kill nine in northern Cameroon," Reuters UK, June 2, 2017."
"Cameroon suicide bombing kills 11," Xinhua General News Service, June 2, 2017."