Incident Summary:

10/04/2019: Assailants attacked a gold mine in Madoudji, Sahel, Burkina Faso. At least 20 people were killed and an unknown number of others were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Ansar al-Islam (Burkina Faso) and suspected the involvement of Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM).



Burkina Faso

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Gold Mine
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
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?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ansar al-Islam (Burkina Faso) No
Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 20 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 20
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
"At least 23 killed in Burkina Faso militant attack," Anadolu Agency (AA), October 6, 2019.
"Around 20 dead in gold mine attack in northern Burkina Faso: security sources,", October 6, 2019.
"20 Killed In Burkina Faso,", October 6, 2019.