Incident Summary:

09/04/2010: On Saturday night at about 0200, in Rii Bodo village, near Yambio, Gharb al Istiwa'iyah, Sudan, in one of two related attacks, assailants attacked the village by unknown means and caused no damage. The casualties were listed cumulatively for both attacks as eight civilians killed and the kidnappings were listed cumulatively as 18 women and children taken. The status of the hostages is unknown and no group claimed responsibility, although it was widely believed the Lord's Resistance Army was responsible.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Equatoria

Near Yambio

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Rii Bodo village.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
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 Yes
Number of Hostages 18
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Property Damage Unknown
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?Yes
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 8 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
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
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Eight Civilians Killed, 18 Civilians and Children Kidnapped by Suspected LRA near Yambio, Gharb Al Istiwa'iyah, Sudan ," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 6, 2011."
"Richard Ruati, "LRA Rebels Kill Eight in South Sudan Raid, Local Official Says," LexisNexis Academic, Sudan Tribune, September 7, 2010."