Incident Summary:

09/05/2001: Twenty-four civilians were murdered and six injured in an attack by the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) rebels on the town of Bongo in the Longonjo District, Angola. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200109050002

When:
2001-09-05

Country:
Angola

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Huambo

City:
Bongo

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 in Bongo, 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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Unknown
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 24 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 24
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Angola: UNITA reportedly kills 24 civilians in raid on Bongo 5 Sep,” ANGOP News, September 6, 2001."
“Angola: Twenty-three said killed in UNITA attack in Lunda Norte,” RTP Internacional Television, September 6, 2001.