Incident Summary:

08/31/2017: Assailants opened fire on a gendarmerie station in Djibasso, Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso. At least one customs official was killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.



Burkina Faso

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Boucle du Mouhoun


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Burkinabe Directorate General of Customs (DGC)
Specific Description Official
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Gendarmerie
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown 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
"Burkina Faso: Customs official killed in attack on gendarmerie," Agence Africaine de Presse, September 2, 2017.
"Africa Command OSINT Daily 29 September - 2 October 2017," Summary, September 29, 2017.