Incident Summary:

05/12/2010: On Wednesday, in the Thougiak area of Junqali, Sudan, a splinter faction of Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), led by General George Athor Sudan, fired upon militants from the mainstream Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) faction lead by South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit, killing six militants and injuring seven others. No damage was reported in the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Thougiak village.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA)
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) No
Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 6
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 7
Jane’s Intelligence, “SPLM/A Factions Clash in Sudan's Jonglei,” Terrorism Watch Report, May 13, 2010.
Ngor Arol Garang, "South Sudan Minister Rejects Negotiation with SPLA General Turned Rebel," LexisNexis Academic, Sudan Tribune, May 13, 2010.