Incident Summary:

12/22/2018: An explosive device detonated near a military vehicle along a road between Fada-Ngourma and Pama in Est, Burkina Faso. At least three soldiers were killed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201812220015

When:
2018-12-22

Country:
Burkina Faso

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Est

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Fada-Ngourma and Pama.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of Burkina Faso
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade roadside explosive device was 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three Soldiers Killed In Burkina Blast: Military Source," AFP (World Service), December 22, 2018.