Incident Summary:

06/25/2016: Assailants attacked Wau city in Lol, South Sudan. At least 43 people, including four police officers, were killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the Islamic Movement for the Liberation of Raja.

GTD ID:
201606250035

When:
2016-06-25

Country:
South Sudan

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lol

City:
Wau

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Wau City
Specific Description City
Nationality of Target South Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Islamic Movement for the Liberation of Raja No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 43 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 43
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"At Least 43 Dead After Gunmen Stormed Town, South Sudan Says," Bloomberg, June 28, 2016."
"BBC Monitoring: Terrorism Digest 28-29 June 2016," BBC Monitoring, June 29, 2016."