Incident Summary:

06/12/2000: Rebels of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Sierra Leone have attacked Jordanian United Nations peacekeepers about 90 kilometers outside the capital, between Freetown and Rogberi Junction, raising concern over possible renewed activities of the rebels. A United Nations official said there were no casualties on the part of the peacekeepers, but the rebels were believed to have sustained casualties.



Sierra Leone

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Freetown

Location Details:
The incident took place between Freetown and Rogberi Junction.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity The United Nations
Specific Description Jordanian UN Peacekeepers Located Between Freetown and Rogberi Junction
Nationality of Target Jordan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary United Front (RUF) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Sierra Leone rebels attack Jordanian peacekeepers", Deutsche Presse-Agentur, June 12, 2000.