Incident Summary:

06/05/2008: On Thursday morning, 100 Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) fighters attacked a Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) encampment near the Sudan-Democratic Republic of Congo border in Nabanga, in an unknown province, Sudan, killing 21 people including women and children. Also killed in the attack was an SPLA leader in addition to other SPLA fighters. The LRA rebels also burned the SPLA camp before heading back to Ri-Kwangba. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.

GTD ID:
200806050012

When:
2008-06-05

Country:
Sudan

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

West Equatoria

City:
Nabanga

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA)
Specific Description Camp
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
An unknown incendiary device was used in the arson attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 100
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 21 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 21
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Reuters, "War-Mongering Against LRA "Ill-Advised', Warns Northern Leader," Reuters, June 9, 2008."
"UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs,"War-Mongering Against LRA ‘Ill-Advised’, Warns Northern," June 9, 2008, Leaderhttp://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=78645."
"All Africa, "LRA Kills 21 in SPLA Camp," June 6, 2008, http://allafrica.com/stories/200806060768.html."