Incident Summary:

11/19/2018: Assailants detonated and explosive device opened fire on an army convoy near Boni, Douentza, Mopti, Mali. At least three soldiers were killed and five soldiers were reported missing following the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM).




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Douentza district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Malian Army
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Mali
Additional Information
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 Land Mine
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Public Transport Vehicle Hits Mine in Central Mali, Kills 6 Civilians, Wounds 6 Others," Radio Nata, December 20, 2018.
"Terrorism Digest: 21-22 November 2018," BBC Monitoring, November 22, 2018.
"Mali: State PAS Press Summary 21 November 2018," Summary, November 21, 2018.