Incident Summary:

07/07/2018: Assailants abducted a village chief and another person in Oukoulourou, Sahel, Burkina Faso. Both victims were executed and their bodies were discovered on July 17, 2018. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.; however, sources suspected the involvement Ansar al-Islam (Burkina Faso).

GTD ID:
201807030036

When:
2018-07-07

Country:
Burkina Faso

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sahel

City:
Oukoulourou

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Hocoulourou
Specific Description Chief
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 10
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Burkina Faso Army Arrest 60 In Anti Terror Operation," AFP (World Service), July 18, 2018.
"Burkina Faso: June - October 2018 Chronology of Violent Incidents Related to Al-Qaeda affiliates Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) and Ansaroul Islam, and Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS)," Sahel MeMo, November 1, 2018.
"Burkina Faso arrests 60 in anti-terror operation 2 minutes ago," Pars Today, July 19, 2018.