Incident Summary:

12/30/2016: Assailants armed with firearms attacked Nertiti, Central Darfur, Sudan. At least three people, including a soldier, were killed and 47 others were wounded in ensuing clashes. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected that the attack was carried out by the Sudan Liberation Movement, which denied involvement.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Central Darfur


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Nierteti Town
Specific Description Town
Nationality of Target Sudan
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) State Actors
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Witnesses stated that the attack was started by government forces and other sources suspected that the incident may have started due to a disagreement between residents and security forces.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Sudan Liberation Movement (suspected) Sudan Liberation Army-Abdel Wahid (SLA-AW) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Rebels To Blame For Nierteti Killing: Central Darfur Governor," Radio Dabanga Online, January 2, 2017.
"Security deteriorates in West Darfur alongside attacks by Sudanese forces and local militias," African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies, January 13, 2017.