Incident Summary:

11/13/2000: Rebels raided the village of Yagouya, in the Kindia area, Guinea. One villager was killed in the raid and an unknown number were kidnapped. The raid coincided with the arrival of an observer team that was assessing the need for the deployment of regional force. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but sources note that kidnapping is characteristic of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). This was the first of two attacks in the area on the same day.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Villagers in Yagouya
Nationality of Target Guinea
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 Multiple incidents - 200011130008. Sources indicate that the attacks in both incidents were perpetrated by the same group of rebels.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary United Front (RUF) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gunmen launch new border attacks on Guinea-sources," Reuters, November 13, 2000.
"Rebels attack Guinea villages, kill man, abduct others," Agence France-Presse, November 14, 2000.
"Army repels rebel attack on village near Sierra Leone border - agency," Guineenews, November 18, 2000.