Incident Summary:

12/28/2001: Two police officers were killed, and two others wounded by National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) rebels along a road between Ndalatando and Lucala in Angola.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Cuanza Norte

Near N'dalatando

Location Details:
This incident occurred near Ndalatando.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Angolan Police
Specific Description Ndalatando Police Officers road between Ndalatando and Lucala in Angola
Nationality of Target Angola
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Manuel Moreira
Specific Description Manuel Moreira
Nationality of Target Portugal
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Portuguese man killed in alleged UNITA attack on Ndalatando-Lucala road," Lusa News Agency, December 29, 2001.
“Unita kills Portuguese citizen in Angola," Diario de Noticias, December 30, 2001.