Incident Summary:

03/14/2017: Assailants opened fire on an International Organization for Migration (IOM) convoy in Yerol, Eastern Lakes, South Sudan. At least two people were killed and three people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703140014

When:
2017-03-14

Country:
South Sudan

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Eastern Lakes

City:
Yerol district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Specific Description Aid Convoy
Nationality of Target International
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 2 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Gunmen attack aid convoy in South Sudan, killing two: IOM," Reuters UK, March 16, 2017."
"Aid group condemns convoy attack in South Sudan," Xinhua General News Service, March 16, 2017."
"Two killed in attack on South Sudan aid convoy: IOMĀ ," LatestNigerian.com, March 17, 2017."