Incident Summary:

02/21/2017: Assailants attacked a military post in Al-Mashayesh, South Kordofan, Sudan. In addition to an unknown number of assailant casualties, at least one soldier was killed and ten soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash. The Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201702210035

When:
2017-02-21

Country:
Sudan

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

South Kordofan

City:
Al-Mashayesh

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Sudanese Army
Specific Description Post
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Fighting Smashes Fragile Calm In Southern Sudan," AFP (World Service), February 21, 2017."
"One soldier killed, 10 injured as Sudan army repels attack by rebels," Xinhua General News Service, February 21, 2017."
"Armed Forces Repulses Attack of People's Movement On Al-Mashayesh Area," AllAfrica Web Publications (English) UNASSIGNED, February 21, 2017."