Incident Summary:

05/19/2018: Assailants attacked a mosque in Agay, Tillaberi, Niger. At least 11 people were killed in the attack. This was one of two coordinated attacks in Agay on the same night. One person was injured across both attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to the Self-Defense Group of Imghad Tuaregs and Allies (GATIA) and the Movement for the Salvation of Azawad (MSA).




Sub-Saharan Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Niger
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those wounded across incidents 201805190019 and 201805190020.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Movement for the Salvation of Azawad (MSA) No
Self-Defense Group of Imghad Tuaregs and Allies (GATIA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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