Incident Summary:

01/28/2016: Assailants attacked Makak village, Upper Nile, South Sudan. At least 24 people were killed and 25 others were wounded in the attack. In addition, two children were abducted and seven others were reported missing in the attack. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Murle Tribe.

GTD ID:
201601280056

When:
2016-01-28

Country:
South Sudan

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Upper Nile

City:
Makak

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Makak Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target South Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 9
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Machine guns 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Murle Tribe No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 24 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 24
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Armed Murle militias attack Sobat state, kill 24: official," Sudan Tribune, February 1, 2016."