Incident Summary:

09/26/2018: An explosive device detonated near a military vehicle along Baraboule-Djibo Highway in Petogoli, Sahel, Burkina Faso. At least eight soldiers were killed and an unknown number of others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201809260002

When:
2018-09-26

Country:
Burkina Faso

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sahel

City:
Petogoli

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the Baraboule-Djibo Highway.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of Burkina Faso
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
Weapon Details
A homemade landmine was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 8 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 8
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
"Blast Kills Eight Soldiers In New Blow To Jihadist Hit Burkina," AFP (World Service), September 26, 2018.
"Roadside Bomb: 8 Soldiers Killed In Burkina Faso," Daily Independent (Nigeria), September 27, 2018.
"Seven soldiers killed in Burkina mine blast," Journal du Cameroun, September 26, 2018.