Incident Summary:

11/16/2001: At least two people were killed and three injured during as a result of an attack against Chipeta commune, Catabola municipality, Bié province, Angola, which was allegedly carried out by members of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA).

GTD ID:
200111160001

When:
2001-11-16

Country:
Angola

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bie

City:
Chipeta

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 Indiscriminate civilians at the Chipeta commune
Nationality of Target Angola
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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
Additional Information The Chipeta commune was located about 30 kilometers from Cuito.
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 2 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Angola: Two People Killed in UNITA Attack against Chipeta,” Lisbon Lusa News Agency WWW, November 16, 2001."
"UNITA Rebels Attack Towns in Angolan Northern Provinces,” Xinhua General News Service, November 16, 2001."