Incident Summary:

11/30/2018: An explosive device detonated and assailants opened fire targeting a security convoy escorting goldmine workers in Boungou, Gnagna, Est, Burkina Faso. Five people, including four police officers, were killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201811300013

When:
2018-11-30

Country:
Burkina Faso

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Est

City:
Boungou

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Gnagna district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Goldmine Workers
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Police
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
A roadside bomb and firearms were 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
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 5 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
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
"Police killed in Burkina Faso explosion," BBC, December 1, 2018.
"Five persons, including soldiers, killed in attack on army in eastern Burkina Faso," Panapress.com, December 1, 2018.