Incident Summary:

07/12/2017: Two suicide bombers attempted to attack a market place in Homeka, Extreme-North, Cameroon. One assailant successfully detonated their explosive device while the other was shot and killed before they were able to detonate theirs. At least 14 people were killed, including the two assailants, and at least 41 others were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred near Waza.

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 Marketplace
Nationality of Target Cameroon
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
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 14 Fatalities / 41 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 14
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 41
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suicide attack on Cameroon-Nigerian border kills 12," Al Jazeera, July 13, 2017.
"Tchiroma bounces back after catastrophic Boko Haram attack," Journal du Cameroun, July 14, 2017.
"A dozen killed, over 40 wounded in Cameroon suicide bomb attack," Reuters Africa, July 13, 2017.