Incident Summary:

04/09/2003: Suspected Liberians United for the Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) rebels attacked the Jartondo and ‘Water in the Desert’ camp in Brewerville, Liberia. Several people (unspecified) were reported as killed in the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



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 at internally displaced camps in Brewerville, Liberia
Nationality of Target Liberia
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
The type of gun used in this incident was not reported.
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 Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Attacks On Displaced Camps Again- Deaths, Injuries Reported,” Africa News, April 10, 2003.
“Gunmen attack displaced-persons camp on outskirts of Liberia's capital,” The Associated Press, April 9, 2003.
“Unidentified gunmen attack displaced camp, take some people away,” London BBC World News Service, April 10, 2003.