Incident Summary:

4/1/2002: Suspected members of National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) attacked a group of people traveling in a truck in Huambo province, Angola. The assailants killed seven of the passengers in the vehicle and wounded another four passengers. The incident occurred just days before a formal ceasefire was signed by the government and UNITA.

GTD ID:
200204010014

When:
2002-04-01

Country:
Angola

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Huambo

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
A truck that was driving in the central southern province of Huambo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians traveling in a truck in Huambo province
Nationality of Target Angola
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Weapon Details
No specific mention of weapons was made
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 / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"UNITA attack kills seven just days before signing of ceasefire," Agence France Presse, April 1, 2002."
"Seven Angolans die in suspected rebel attack," Reuters, April 2, 2002."