Incident Summary:

07/31/2020: Assailants attacked Tinana, Lac, Chad. At least 10 people were killed and seven people were abducted in the raid. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Tinana Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Chad
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 7
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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
Additional Information Hostage numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ten civilians killed in Boko Haram attack in Chad: army officer," The Hindu, July 31, 2020.
"At least ten civilians killed in Boko Haram attack in Chad," CE Noticias Financieras English, July 31, 2020.
"Chad.- Ten people die in attack by suspected Boko Haram members in Chad," CE Noticias Financieras English, July 31, 2020.