Incident Summary:

09/30/2019: Assailants raided a military camp in Mondoro, Mopti, Mali. This was one of two coordinated attacks in Mopti on this date. At least 15 assailants and 38 others, including soldiers and civilians, were killed and seven people were injured across both attacks. At least 60 soldiers were abducted across both incidents. 36 hostages were rescued on October 18, 2019, while the fate of the other hostages remains unknown. Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Malian Armed Forces
Specific Description Camp
Nationality of Target Mali
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Mali
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 30
US Hostages 0
Outcome Combination
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty and hostage numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed, wounded and kidnapped across incidents 201909300013 and 201909300014. Casualty and hostage numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 26 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 26
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 7
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Mali Says 54 Are Killed in Jihadist Attack on Army; ISIS Claims Responsibility," The New York Times, November 2, 2019.
"Mali attack kills at least 25 soldiers," BBC, October 2, 2019.
"25 Malian soldiers killed in attack on two military camps," CNN, October 2, 2019.