Incident Summary:

04/17/2014: Assailants launched rocket propelled grenades and opened fire on a United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) base, where civilians had sought refuge in Bor town, Jonglei state, South Sudan. At least 62 people, including 15 assailants, were killed and 100 others were wounded in the attack. Additionally, an unknown number of people were abducted and the whereabouts of the hostages in unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201404180010

When:
2014-04-17

Country:
South Sudan

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jonglei

City:
Bor

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target International
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target South Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
A rocket propelled grenade and 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 350
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 62 Fatalities / 100 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 62
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 15
Total Number of Injured 100
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"UN confirms hundreds slaughtered in S.Sudan atrocities," Agence France Presse -- English, January 9, 2015."
"Gunmen Kill 20 In Attack On S. Sudan UN Base," AFP (World Service), April 18, 2014."
"UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in SSudan," The Associated Press, April 19, 2014."