Incident Summary:

02/01/2011: On Tuesday, in the village of Rii-Yubu near Tambura, Gharb Al Istiwa'iyah, Sudan, one civilian was killed and two others were injured when armed militants attacked the village. The militants also took two civilians hostage and their status is unknown. No group has claimed responsibility, but the militant group Lord’s Resistance Army was thought responsible for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Equatoria

Near Tambura

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Rii-Yubu 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 2
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?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 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Africa News, "Sudan: Ugandan Rebels Launch New Attacks on Civilians," LexisNexis Academic, Africa News, February 1, 2011."
"Sudan Tribune, Richard Ruati, "LRA Rebels Launch Fresh Attacks in Remote Area of Western Equatoria,",37846, February 1, 2011."