Incident Summary:

01/02/2016: Assailants attacked a Sudanese Army garrison in Mazlagan town, South Kordofan state, Sudan. At least 14 assailants were killed and unknown number were injured in the ensuing clash. The Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201601020029

When:
2016-01-02

Country:
Sudan

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

South Kordofan

City:
Mazlagan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Sudanese Army
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
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 incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 14 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 14
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 14
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Sudan Rebels Attack Army Garrison In South Kordofan," AFP (World Service), January 4, 2016."
"Sudan rebels attack army garisson in restive southern state," IRIB World Service, January 4, 2016."