Incident Summary:

12/29/2016: Assailants opened fire on five vehicles, including a Crown Bus Service Limited bus and a Gold Bus Line Company bus, at Amer Junction in Central Equatoria, South Sudan. At least one person was killed and three others were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201612290017

When:
2016-12-29

Country:
South Sudan

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Jubek

City:
Amer

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Amer junciton, 90 km from Juba.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicles
Nationality of Target South Sudan
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Gold Bus Line Company
Specific Description Bus
Nationality of Target Uganda
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Crown Bus Service Limited
Specific Description Bus
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"One Killed, Two Injured in South Sudan Bus Ambush," Uganda Radio Network, December 30, 2016."
"One Killed, Two Injured in South Sudan Bus Ambush," MyInforms, December 30, 2016."
"One dead as Uganda bus runs into S/Sudan ambush," Agence Africaine de Presse, December 30, 2016."