Incident Summary:

01/08/2011: On Saturday, in the Tor Abieth area, in an unknown location in Al Wahdah, Sudan, in one of two related attacks, four militants were killed and an unknown number were injured when Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) militants attacked a splinter SPLA militant group lead by Gatluak Gai. The militant group SPLA claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident ocurred in the Tor Abieth area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity
Specific Description Militants
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
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) 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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Jason Benham & Jeremy Clarke, "Corrected-Six Killed in S. Sudan Clashes Before Referendum," Reuters, January 8, 2011,
Jane's Intelligence, "Armed Clashes Leave Four Dead in Sudan's Unity," Terrorism Watch Report, Al-Jazeera, January 10, 2011.
Jane's Intelligence, "Armed Clashes Leave Two Dead in Sudan's Unity," Terrorism Watch Report, Al-Jazeera, January 10, 2011.