Incident Summary:

03/12/2017: Assailants attacked military positions and set fire to houses in Western Bieh, South Sudan. At least 23 people were killed and 56 people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703120023

When:
2017-03-12

Country:
South Sudan

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Western Bieh

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target South Sudan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Houses
Nationality of Target South Sudan
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Unknown
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 23 Fatalities / 56 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 23
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 56
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"S. Sudan rebels seize 8 locals working for a U.S. aid group," The Washington Post, March 14, 2017."