Incident Summary:

09/20/2001: Five people were killed and six injured when their truck was ambushed in Angola's Bie Province near the village of Belchoir. The attack was blamed on National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), although no group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200109200005

When:
2001-09-20

Country:
Angola

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bie

City:
Near Belchior

Location Details:
This incident occurred on a road near the village of Belchoir.

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 Civilians in a truck in Bie Province
Nationality of Target Angola
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
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?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 5 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
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
"Five Dead in Ambush by Suspected Rebels in Angola,” Agence France Presse, September 20, 2001."