Incident Summary:

12/26/2018: Assailants attacked a police station in Solan, Burkina Faso. One police officer was killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201812260011

When:
2018-12-26

Country:
Burkina Faso

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Unknown

City:
Solan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Police
Specific Description Station
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
"Burkina Faso: 10 police officers killed in ambush," Al Jazeera, December 28, 2018.