Incident Summary:

05/10/2008: On Saturday, Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) militants attacked Omdurman, Al Khartum, Sudan and killed 100 soldiers and 34 civilians. Two of the civilians were Egyptian.

GTD ID:
200805100026

When:
2008-05-10

Country:
Sudan

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Khartoum

City:
Omdurman

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Sudanese Military.
Specific Description Soldiers.
Nationality of Target Asian
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Egyptian civilians were targeted.
Nationality of Target
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Sudanese Civilians.
Nationality of Target Asian
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack.
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
Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 134 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 134
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
Sources
"BBC Monitoring, "Sudan's Islamist Leader Released", http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7397087.stm, BBC Monitoring, May 11, 2008."
"Press TV, "Sudan Nabs Rebel Leader Over Raid", http://www.presstv.ir/Detail.aspx?id=55255§ionid=351020504, May 12, 2008."
"Sudan Tribune, "Sudan Dismisses Egypt Claim Of Iran Role In Rebel Attack", LexisNexis Academic, SudanTribune.net, May 28, 2008."