Incident Summary:

01/16/2002: National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) rebels attacked the village of Chikupula, Angola. Three people were killed in the attack.

GTD ID:
200201160007

When:
2002-01-16

Country:
Angola

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bie

City:
Chikupula

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 Chikupula, Angola
Nationality of Target Angola
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
“UNITA rebels continue to carry out armed attacks in Cuanza Norte, Bie,” Radio Ecclesia, January 17, 2002.