Incident Summary:

6/27/2000: Members of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) looted and burned down Komrabai village in Sierra Leone. The rebels were experiencing famine due to the fact that their main food supplier, farmers and villagers, fled the area. It is unknown whether there were injuries or casualties from the attack. The rebels looted and burned down other villages in the area as well.



Sierra Leone

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Komrabai village near the government town of Mile 91, approximately 100 kilometers east of Freetown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians and civilian property in Komrabai village
Nationality of Target Sierra Leone
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Weapon Details
No mention of weapons was made
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary United Front (RUF) Unknown
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
Clarence Roy-Macaulay, "Hungry rebels attack, burn Sierra Leone villages," Associated Press, June 27, 2000.