Incident Summary:

04/15/2007: An African peacekeeper belonging to the Ghanaian military was shot and killed by gunmen in Sudan’s Darfur region. No one claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Darfur

Al Fashir

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity African Union (AU)
Specific Description Peacekeeper
Nationality of Target Ghana
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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 The AU officer was killed near a military base of the AMIS in al-Fashir by unknown gunmen who were apparently trying to rob his vehicle.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Alfred de Montesquiou, “Gunmen Kill Officer in African Union’s Peacekeeping Force in Sudan’s Wartorn Darfur Region,” The Associated Press, April 15, 2007.
Staff, “Xinhua: AU Condemns Killing of Peacekeeper in Darfur,” Xinhua, April 15, 2007.
Staff, “Sudan: AU Peacekeeper Killed in Darfur,” Agence France Presse, April 15, 2007.