Incident Summary:

06/03/2017: Assailants attacked and killed a suspected informant in Kourou Peul, Sahel, Burkina Faso. This was one of three incidents near Djibo on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Ansar al-Islam (Burkina Faso).



Burkina Faso

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Kourou Peul

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Djibo in the Soum district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Suspected Informants
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar al-Islam (Burkina Faso) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Attacks near Djibo underline continued terrorism risk in northern Burkina Faso despite French-led military operations," IHS Global Insight, June 6, 2017.
"Hosted Product: AQIM Newsletter 09 June 2017," Al Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb Newsletter, June 9, 2017.