Incident Summary:

12/26/2018: Assailants set fire to a school in Loroni, Boucle du Mouhoun, Burkina Faso. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



Burkina Faso

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Boucle du Mouhoun


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description School
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Burkina Faso: 10 police officers killed in ambush," Al Jazeera, December 28, 2018.
"Singapore: Unidentified gunmen kill 10 gendarmes in Burkina Faso," Channel NewsAsia Online, December 28, 2018.
"Al-Qaeda-linked group claims attack on military police in Burkina Faso," BBC Monitoring, December 28, 2018.