Incident Summary:

06/01/2008: On Sunday, a military vehicle ferrying food rations was blown up after Red Sea Afars Democratic Organization members attacked soldiers in Morad, Eritrea. No casualties were reported.

GTD ID:
200806010019

When:
2008-06-01

Country:
Eritrea

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Unknown

City:
Near Morad

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity
Specific Description A military truck carrying food rations
Nationality of Target Eritrea
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An unknown explosive type was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
Lexis Nexis, "Eritrean Rebels Claim Killing 12 Government Soldiers - Ethiopian Report," BBC Monitoring Africa, June 4, 2008.
Addis Ababa, "Eritrean Rebels Say 12 Troops Killed in Raid," Agence France Presse, June 7, 2008.