Incident Summary:

11/13/2000: Rebels raided the village of Soumbazaya, in the Kindia area, Guinea. The rebels were met with resistance from government troops and, after eight hours of fighting, the rebels were driven back. There were no reports of deaths or injuries as a result of the attack. 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. This was the second 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
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Villagers in Soumbazaya
Nationality of Target Guinea
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
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 - GTD ID# 200011130007. Sources indicate that the attacks in both incidents were perpetrated by the same group of rebels.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Rebels No
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
"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.