Incident Summary:

03/28/2002: Suspected rebels ambushed a truck in the Cubal locality in the Angolan province of Benguela. Seven civilians were killed in the attack. No one officially claimed responsibility, but Angolan Army blamed the killings on the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA).

GTD ID:
200203280002

When:
2002-03-28

Country:
Angola

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Benguela

City:
Cubal

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 in the Cubal locality in the Angolan province of Benguela
Nationality of Target Angola
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unspecified weapons were used in the incident.
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 7 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
“Attack by 'uncontrollable group' kills 15 in Cubal in Benguela province,” Lusa News Agency, March 28, 2002.
“Seven Angolans Die in Suspected Rebel Attack,” Global News Wire, April 3, 2002.
“Seven Killed In Angola Attack Blamed On UNITA Rebels,” Agence France Presse, April 1, 2002.