Incident Summary:

04/15/2015: Assailants fired mortars at Kadugli town, South Kordofan state, Sudan. This was one of two attacks in this area on this day. Four civilians were killed and nine others were wounded across both incidents. Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

South Kordofan


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Kadugli City
Specific Description City
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Seven Katyusha missiles 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident represent a division of a cumulative total of killed and wounded across incidents 201504150055 and 201504160044.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Sudanese rebels said shell South Kurdufan State capital, four civilians killed," Sudan Tribune, April 16, 2015.
"4 killed in rebels' missile attack in Sudan's Kordofan region," Xinhua News Agency, April 15, 2015.
"Africa Command OSINT Daily 16 April 2015," OSC Summary, April 17, 2015.