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Terrorism in Senegal

The risk of terrorist attacks in Senegal over the past years can be classified as practically not existing. Over the past 5 years a total number of 6 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 14 people have been killed and 4 injured.

In 2 incedents a total of 24 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage, often (1 times) to extort ransoms.

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Most frequent attack targets in Senegal

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens49312
Business25112


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Ziguinchor35112
Sedhiou22012


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.
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