Incident Summary:

11/13/2009: On Friday morning, in the village of Tumba, Nzara, Gharb al Istiwa'iyah, Sudan, assailants assaulted and killed three civilians. 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 Nzara

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the village of Tumba.

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 Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Weapon Details
It is unknown if 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 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"BBC Monitoring Middle East, "Mine Blast Kills Eight Taleban in Afghan East," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Middle East, November 16, 2009."
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Three Civilians Killed in Assault by Suspected LRA in Nzara, Gharb al Istiwa'iyah, Sudan," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, May 8, 2010."