Incident Summary:

03/08/2020: Assailants attacked a Fulani village in Barga, Nord, Burkina Faso. This was one of two related attacks in the area on this date. At least 43 people were killed and six others were injured across both attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Koglweogo.



Burkina Faso

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Yatenga district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Barga Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 202003080016 and 202003080017.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Koglweogo No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 21 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 21
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gunmen kill 43 in attacks on 2 villages in Burkina Faso," Associated Press International, March 9, 2020.
"Dozens killed in attacks on Burkina Faso villages," Al Jazeera, March 9, 2020.
"1st LD: At least 43 killed in attacks in northern Burkina Faso," Xinhua General News Service, March 9, 2020.