Incident Summary:

09/29/2009: On Tuesday evening, in El Geneina, West Darfur, Sudan eight armed men fired upon a joint U.N./African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur (UNAMID) convoy, killing one soldier and injuring two others and damaging three vehicles. The peacekeepers were escorting a minibus carrying civilian workers. No motive for the attack was reported and no group has claimed responsibility.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Darfur

Al Junaynah

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity African Union/United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)
Specific Description Convoy
Nationality of Target International
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
Additional Information An international peacekeeping group was targeted; therefore the nationality of the victims is unknown.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 8
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Reuters:, "Nigerian Peacekeeper Killed in Darfur Ambush," (September 29, 2009).
Africa News, "Sudan; Convoy Attack Kills Peacekeeper," LexisNexis Academic, Africa News, September 29, 2009.