Incident Summary:

10/06/2018: An explosive device detonated in Pama, Est, Burkina Faso. At least one security officer was killed and another was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected Ansar al-Islam (Burkina Faso) was involved in the attack.

GTD ID:
201810060014

When:
2018-10-06

Country:
Burkina Faso

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Est

City:
Pama

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Burkinabe Army
Specific Description Vehicle
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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
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 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Seven security forces killed in Burkina Faso blasts: Sources," The Gulf Today, October 7, 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.
"'Separate blasts kill 7 security forces in Burkina Faso' 48min," PressTV.com, October 7, 2018.