Incident Summary:

11/27/2017: Assailants threw a grenade at a French military vehicle in Ouagadougou, Centre, Burkina Faso. Three civilians were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) and noted that the incident occurred prior to a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron.



Burkina Faso

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity French Army
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target France
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
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
Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Revision: Ouagadougou - Burkina grenade attack greets Macron's Africa tour," AFP (North European Service), November 28, 2017.
"Grenade thrown at French troops in Burkina Faso before Macron's arrival," Reuters UK, November 28, 2017.
"West Africa Roundup: French leader visits Burkina Faso amid jihadist escalation," BBC Monitoring, November 29, 2017.