Incident Summary:

12/07/2016: Assailants opened fire on a Jindal coal mining train in Inhamitanga, Sofala, Mozambique. The train's driver was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Mozambique National Resistance Movement (MNR).

GTD ID:
201612070032

When:
2016-12-07

Country:
Mozambique

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sofala

City:
Inhamitanga

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL)
Specific Description Coal-Laden Train
Nationality of Target India
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mozambique National Resistance Movement (MNR) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"RENAMO ATTACKS COAL TRAIN IN SOFALA," Mozambique News Agency (English), December 8, 2016."