Incident Summary:

4/15/2002: Suspected members of Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) attacked the Lokoro tribe in the village of Kor, Eastern Equatoria province, Sudan. The assailants killed 24 tribes members and injured another 15 members. The villagers were attacked after they refused to comply with the SPLA "recruitment campaign". The SPLA denied responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Eastern Equatoria


Location Details:
The incident occurred north of Torit in Kor village.

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 Members of the Lokoro tribe living in Kor
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
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
Additional Information Sources state that Kor village was one of several villages to be either shelled or raided. It is unclear whether Kor was shelled.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 24 Fatalities / 15 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 24
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 15
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Rebels investigate as Sudan says civilians killed," Reuters News, April 22, 2002.
"Sudan accuses SPLA rebels of killing civilians," Panafrican News Agency, April 23, 2002.