Incident Summary:

01/12/2000: In a series of related incidents, National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) rebels armed with AK-47s attacked eight Zambian villages in the Chavuma district, stole household goods worth around two million Zambian Kwacha and injured two people.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Chavuma district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Village in Chavuma District
Specific Description A village in Chavuma District
Nationality of Target Zambia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $86.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
The rebels were armed with AK-47s.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This was one of eight related attacks (cf. 200001120008-15). The specific villages were not named in reports. The number of injured and the value of property damage was not reported individually for each specific incident, so the figures were divided evenly across the cases, in order to preserve statistical accuracy.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Brighton Phiri, “UNITA Rebels Reportedly Attack 8 Zambian Villages,” The Post (Internet version-WWW), January 19, 2000.