Incident Summary:

12/29/2019: Assailants attacked a police station in Komabangou, Tillaberi, Niger. On police officer and an assailant were killed in the attack. Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201912290022

When:
2019-12-29

Country:
Niger

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Tillaberi

City:
Komabangou

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Niger Police
Specific Description Komabangou Police Station
Nationality of Target Niger
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"JNIM targets military bases in central Mali," The Long War Journal, January 28, 2020.