Incident Summary:

02/11/2009: On Wednesday, near Al Fashir, Shamal Darfur, Sudan, assailants fired upon residents of the Wad'a area, killing 17 civilians, wounding 12 civilians, and destroying several military hardware, several businesses in the market, several livestock, and several residences. No group claimed responsibility, but it was widely believed the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/SPLA) was responsible.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Darfur

Near Al Fashir

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Wad'a area near Al Fahir.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Residents of the Wad'a area
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) (suspected) SPLM/SPLA No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 17 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 17
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
BBC Monitoring Middle East, "Sudan: Attack in North Darfur Leaves 17 Dead, Locals Accuse Minawi Faction," LexisNexis Academic, Sudanese Media Centre, February 11, 2009.
National Counterterrorism Center, "Seventeen Civilians Killed, 12 Civilians Injured in Armed Attack by Suspected SPLM/SPLA near Al Fashir, Shamal Darfur, Sudan," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 09, 2009.