Incident Summary:

01/01/2016: Assailants opened fire on residents in Abbasiya, South Kordofan, Sudan. At least six people were killed and 22 others were injured, including five who were sexually assaulted, in the attack that lasted until January 3, 2016. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the Janjaweed.

GTD ID:
201601010036

When:
2016-01-01

Country:
Sudan

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

South Kordofan

City:
Abbasiya

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 Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 5
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
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
Janjaweed No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Highlights: Sudan Daily Media Highlights 14 January 2016," OSC Summary, January 13, 2016."