Incident Summary:

08/19/2016: Assailants attacked Pajut, Jonglei, South Sudan. At least 250 assailants and 33 people, including civilians and soldiers, were killed and an unknown number were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO).

GTD ID:
201608190039

When:
2016-08-19

Country:
South Sudan

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jonglei

City:
Pajut

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Pajut Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target South Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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
Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 283 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 283
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 250
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Over 250 people killed in South Sudan's Jonglei state: official," Sudan Tribune, August 24, 2016."
"Over 280 killed in South Sudan rebel attack - official," Eye Radio Online, August 23, 2016."