Incident Summary:

01/31/2018: An explosive device detonated near a military vehicle between Tarkint and Bourem in Gao, Mali. At least two soldiers were killed and an unknown number of others were injured in the blast. Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Bourem district

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Tarkint and Bourem.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Malian Army
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Mali
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 Land Mine
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"BBC Monitoring World Media Update Late Edition 5 January 2018," BBC Monitoring, February 5, 2018.
"Hosted Product: AQIM Newsletter 1 February 2017," Al Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb Newsletter, February 1, 2018.