Incident Summary:

06/17/2018: Assailants attacked a police station in Tindangou, Kompienga, Est, Burkina Faso. This was one of three simultaneous incidents in Burkina Faso overnight. One police officer and one assailant were killed and a police officer was injured across the three attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents.



Burkina Faso

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Kompienga district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Police
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
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 The victims included Principal Police Officer Emmanuel Zongo. Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201806170009, 201806170010, and 201806170011
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 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Burkina Faso Grapples With Spreading Jihadist Peril," AFP (World Service), August 18, 2018.
"Africa Command OSINT Daily 18 June 2018," Summary, June 19, 2018.