Incident Summary:

12/22/2018: An explosive device detonated targeting a military vehicle between Diafarabe and Tenenkou in Mopti, Mali. Two soldiers were killed and an unknown number of others were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201812220009

When:
2018-12-22

Country:
Mali

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mopti

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Diafarabe and Tenenkou.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Malian Army
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
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 2 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Mali: State PAS Press Summary 27 December 2018," Summary, December 27, 2018.