Incident Summary:

02/19/2007: The rebel Union of Forces for Democracy and Development (UFDD) attacked the northern town of Fada, birthplace of the president Idriss Deby Itno, in Chad. 63 soldiers were killed and 45 were injured. 34 were taken prisoner.

GTD ID:
200702190006

When:
2007-02-19

Country:
Chad

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ennedi-Ouest

City:
Fada

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
Nationality of Target Chad
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
Union of Forces for Democracy and Development (UFDD) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 63 Fatalities / 45 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 63
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 45
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
“Chadian Rebels Attack President Deby's Hometown,” Paris AFP (World Service) in English, February 19, 2007.