Incident Summary:

07/05/2018: Two assailants opened fire on a customs officer, identified as Bampobe Joel Bonde, in Bagnamaba, 39 km from Sebba, Sahel, Burkina Faso. Bonde was killed and an unknown number of others were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201807050042

When:
2018-07-05

Country:
Burkina Faso

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sahel

City:
Bagnamaba

Location Details:
The incident occurred about 39 km from Sebba.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Directorate General of Customs (DGC)
Specific Description Officer: Bampobe Joel Bonde
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
"Burkina Faso: A customs officer killed in an ambush," Anadolu Agency (AA), July 5, 2018.