Incident Summary:

06/11/2020: Assailants attacked a military post in Kafolo, Savanes, Ivory Coast. At least 14 soldiers and one assailant were killed and two soldiers were injured in the attack. Two soldiers were also reported missing in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Katiba Macina faction of Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM).



Ivory Coast

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Republican Forces of Cote d’Ivoire (FRCI)
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Ivory Coast
Additional Information
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
Rifles 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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 15 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"At least 10 soldiers killed in attack on Ivory Coast border post," Al Jazeera, June 11, 2020.
"Côte d'Ivoire pays tribute to soldiers killed in jihadist attack,", July 3, 2020.
"About 10 Dead In Jihadist Attack On I.Coast Border Post," International Business Times Australia, June 11, 2020.