Terrorism in CameroonThe risk of terrorist attacks in Cameroon over the past years can be classified as high. Compared to other countries, it is still placed somewhere in the middle of a terrorism ranking. Over the past 5 years a total number of 258 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 1519 people have been killed and 982 injured. Among them were 85 suicide acts.
In 59 incedents a total of 469 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage, though a ransom was rarely (11 times) extorted.
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Most frequent attack targets in Cameroon(2013 to 2017)
Most affected regions(2013 to 2017)
Terrorist organisations in Cameroon
|Movement for the Restoration of the Independence of Southern Cameroons||2||0||0||0|
|Liberation Front for English-speaking Cameroon||1||0||3||0|
All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.