Incident Summary:

12/24/2008: On Wednesday, suspected Lord's Resistance Army fighters attacked a civilian vehicle, traveling along the Sudan/DRC border, between the Laforo and Mambe roads southwest of Sekuru, Central Equatoria, Sudan. Five civilians were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200812240008

When:
2008-12-24

Country:
Sudan

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Central Equatoria

City:
Near Sekuru

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Weapon Details
Unknown weapons 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
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
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
"New Vision, "Rebel LRA Kills 33 People in DRC, Southern Sudan Region," World News Connection, New Vision, December 28, 2008."
"Africa News, "Uganda; LRA Kills 33 in Eastern Congo," LexisNexis Academic, Africa News, December 26, 2008."