Incident Summary:

01/11/2013: Assailants fired shells at government troops in Kadugli area, South Kordofan province, Sudan. This was one of four similar events carried out on the same day. At least 50 assailants and 10 soldiers were killed across the four attacks. In addition, 21 assailants and 10 soldiers were injured. Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North claimed responsibility for the incidents, stating they were in retaliation for government-led air raids of rebel-controlled areas.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

South Kordofan


Location Details:
Occurred In Seref In City

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Mortar shells 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack represent an equal division of the total number killed and wounded covering incidents 201301110032, 201301110033, 201301110034, and 201301110035.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 15 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 12
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 5
"Sudanese army kill over 50 rebels in South Kordofan – spokesperson," Sudan Tribune, January 12, 2013."
"SPLM-N confirm fresh attacks in South Kordofan, deny killing of 50 rebels," Sudan Tribune, January 13, 2013."
"Sudan army kills over 50 rebels in Southern Kurdufan State," BBC Monitoring Middle East - Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring, January 12, 2013."