Incident Summary:

12/01/2019: Assailants shot at a Cameroon Airlines passenger jet as it approached Bamenda Airport, Bamenda, North-West, Cameroon. There were no reported casualties. The Ambazonia Defense Forces (ADF) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Bamenda

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Bamenda Airport.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Camair-Co
Specific Description Passenger Jet
Nationality of Target Cameroon
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
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ambazonia Defense Forces (ADF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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
"Cameroon: Camair-Co reacts to plane attack by suspected Amba fighters," Journal du Cameroun, December 2, 2019.
"Camair-Co MA60 shot at during approach to Bafut," Flight International, December 2, 2019.
"UPDATE 2-Cameroon Separatists Fire on Passenger Jet in Northwest," Haaretz, December 1, 2019.