Incident Summary:

12/19/2018: A landmine detonated against a public transport vehicle in Dallah, Mopti, Mali. At least six civilians were killed and six civilians were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Muslim extremists.

GTD ID:
201812190015

When:
2018-12-19

Country:
Mali

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mopti

City:
Dallah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Mali
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 Land Mine
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
Muslim extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Six killed by landmine in central Mali: local officials," News24, December 20, 2018.
"Public Transport Vehicle Hits Mine in Central Mali, Kills 6 Civilians, Wounds 6 Others," Radio Nata, December 20, 2018.
"BBCM Africa Watchlist for 20 December," BBC Monitoring, December 20, 2018.