Incident Summary:

10/14/2009: On Wednesday afternoon, around 1500, in Nambia village, near Yambio, Gharb al Istiwa'iyah, Sudan, assailants attacked the village, assaulting and killing one civilian, destroying several houses, several churches, and several schools by unknown means, and looting the village. Villagers were able to kill three militants, with a bow and arrow, during the attack. No motive for the attack was reported and no group claimed responsibility, although it was widely believed the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) was responsible.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Equatoria

Near Yambio

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A civilian
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
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
Additional Information An unknown number of schools were also targeted in the attack.
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 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
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
"Sudan Tribune, "Ugandan Rebels Kill Two Women Near Yambio Town Raids," LeixsNexis Academic,, October 16, 2009."
"National Counterterrorism Center, "One Civilian Killed in Assault by Suspected LRA Near Yambio, Gharb al Istiwa'iyah, Sudan," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, April 09, 2010."