Incident Summary:

05/07/2016: Assailants attacked police personnel in Arba Minch, Southern Nations, Ethiopia. An unknown number of police officers were killed and injured in the attack. The Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy (PGMUD) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Southern Nations

Arba Minch

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Gamo Gofa district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Ethiopian Federal Police (EFP)
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Ethiopia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy (PGMUD) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ethiopian rebel group claims responsibility for attack in south," Ethiopian Satellite Television, May 12, 2016.
"'Unidentified gunmen' kill several police officer in southern Ethiopia," Ethiopian Satellite Television, May 10, 2016.