Incident Summary:

08/22/2018: Assailants opened fire on the district police station in Solle, Nord, Burkina Faso. There were no reported casualties as security forces repelled the attack. This was one of two attacks on police officers in Solle on this day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.; however, sources suspected the involvement of Ansar al-Islam (Burkina Faso).

GTD ID:
201808230027

When:
2018-08-22

Country:
Burkina Faso

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nord

City:
Solle

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Police
Specific Description Solle District Police Station
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar al-Islam (Burkina Faso) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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: 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.
"Hosted Product: AQIM Newsletter 08 October 2018," Al Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb Newsletter, October 8, 2018.