Incident Summary:

12/09/2019: Assailants detonated an explosives-laden vehicle and opened fire on a military base in Tillia, Tahoua, Niger. Three soldiers and 14 assailants were killed and five soldiers and an unknown number of assailants were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Niger Army
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Niger
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden vehicle, mortars, and firearms were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority, reliable estimates are reported here.
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 17 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 17
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 14
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"71 soldiers killed in Niger military camp attack," Al Jazeera, December 11, 2019.
"More than 70 killed in attack on Niger military camp, army says," Miami Herald, December 11, 2019.
"BBCM Africa Watchlist for 10 December," African media, December 10, 2019.