GTD ID:
198306260019

When:
1983-06-26

Country:
Lesotho

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Quthing

City:
Taung

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Village of Taung
Nationality of Target Lesotho
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Unknown
Weapon Details
Gunfire; Burned; Attacked
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Opposition Militants Guerrillas Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 100
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources