Terrorism in Senegal

The risk of terrorist attacks in Senegal over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 9 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 19 people have been killed and 16 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

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens6141512
Business25112
Military15120
Transportation1000


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Ziguinchor6101312
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.