Incident Summary:

05/17/2010: On Monday, outside of Tambura near Ezo, Gharb Al Istiwa'iyah, Sudan, unidentified assailants ambushed a Sudanese government vehicle, fatally shooting two local officials and one driver. The two government officials were identified as William Arkangelo Baabe, the State Director of Accelerated Adult Education, and Gabriel Makana, the Director of Finance and Administration. No damage was reported and no group claimed responsibility for the attack, but the militant group Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) was thought responsible for the attack.

GTD ID:
201005170005

When:
2010-05-17

Country:
Sudan

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

West Equatoria

City:
Near Ezo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Sudanese Government
Specific Description A Sudanese government vehicle was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages 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) 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
Sources
"Voice of America, Alisha Ryu, "LRA Resumes Attacks in South Sudan," http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/africa/east/LRA-Resumes-Attacks-in-South-Sudan-94275329.html (May 19, 2010)."
"BBC Monitoring Middle East, "Ugandan Rebels Kill Three Government Officials in Southern Sudan," LexisNexis Academic, Sudan Tribune, May 18, 2010."
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Three Government Officials Killed in Armed Attack by Suspected LRA near Tambura, Gharb al Istiwa'iyah, Sudan," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, October 8, 2010."