Incident Summary:

11/11/2020: Assailants attacked a military convoy between Tinakof and Beldiabe, Oudalan district, Sahel, Burkina Faso. At least 14 soldiers were killed and eight others were wounded in the attack. The Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) and Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) separately claimed responsibility for the incident.



Burkina Faso

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Oudalan district

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Tinakof and Beldiabe.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of Burkina Faso
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target Burkina Faso
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 14 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 14
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Terrorist attack in northern Burkina Faso leaves 14 security officers killed," India Blooms, November 13, 2020.
"At least 14 soldiers killed in Burkina Faso ambush," Anadolu Ajansi, November 13, 2020.
"IS claims Burkina attack which killed 14 soldiers," CGTN, November 15, 2020.