GTD ID:
198307260003

When:
1983-07-26

Country:
Angola

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Benguela

City:
Benguela

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Government Troops
Specific Description Passenger Train
Nationality of Target Angola
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Cuban Military Advisors
Specific Description Passenger Train
Nationality of Target Cuba
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Land Mine
Weapon Details
Mine
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 Claimed Responsibility
National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 77 Fatalities / 319 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 77
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 319
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources