Incident Summary:

08/18/2001: Seven people died and four were seriously wounded in an attack by members the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) on the village of Caimbambo, in Benguela Province, Angola. The UNITA gunmen also stole various possessions from homes and livestock.

GTD ID:
200108180020

When:
2001-08-18

Country:
Angola

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Benguela

City:
Caimbambo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians and Their Possessions in Caimbambo, Angola
Nationality of Target Angola
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Seven killed in 'suspected' UNITA attack on Caimbambo in Benguela,” Lusa News Agency, August 30, 2001.