Bou-Amrane amok case
Date December 5, 1954
Location(s) Bou-Amrane, Tunisia
Target(s) Soldiers
Killed 2
Injured 13
Perpetrator Soldier
Weapon(s) Two hand grenades

On December 5, 1954 a North African soldier killed two people and wounded 13 others in Bou-Amrane, a village in southern Tunisia. The man threw two hand grenades into the combined officers' and sergeants' mess, killing two French warrant officers and wounding two officers and 11 non-commissioned personnel. He was subsequently shot dead by other soldiers.[1][2]


  • Sergent-chef André Charles Schwetterle, 27[3]
  • Sergent-chef Robert Senecail, 25[4]


  1. African soldier goes berserk, The Ottawa Citizen (December 7, 1954)
  2. Soldier goes mad, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix (December 7, 1954)
  3. SCHWETTERLE André Charles at
  4. SENECAIL Robert at
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