Incident Summary:

12/20/2018: Assailants abducted three people, including a village councilor and a city councilor and his son in Manssifigui, Oudalan, Sahel, Burkina Faso. All three hostages were executed and another person was injured a short time later. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201812200013

When:
2018-12-20

Country:
Burkina Faso

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sahel

City:
Manssifigui

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Oudalan district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Burkina Faso
Specific Description Officials
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 3
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 3 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Three people shot dead in northern Burkina Faso," Panapress.com, December 21, 2018.