Incident Summary:

09/18/2017: Three suicide bombers detonated in Mashemeri, Konduga, Borno, Nigeria. In addition to the three assailants, at least 10 people were killed and 46 others were injured in the blasts. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201709180010

When:
2017-09-18

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Borno

City:
Mashemeri

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Konduga district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Mashemeri Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 13 Fatalities / 46 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 46
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Boko Haram kills imam, 20 others in Borno villages," Weekly Trust, September 23, 2017."
"Three suicide bombers kill 12 in northeast Nigeria - emergency agency," Reuters UK, September 18, 2017."
"58 killed, injured in three suicide attacks in Nigeria," Egypt Today, September 18, 2017."