Incident Summary:

05/24/2017: Assailants opened fire on a commercial convoy in Tundabia Gate, North Darfur, Sudan. At least one Popular Defence Forces (PDF) soldier was killed and 20 people were injured in the ensuing clash with security forces. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Darfur

Tundabia Gate

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Commercial Convoy
Nationality of Target Sudan
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Popular Defence Forces (PDF)
Specific Description Soldiers: Ezzedine Abdullah Isa
Nationality of Target 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
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Dushka machine guns were used in the attack.
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 / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Fatal attack on Darfur convoy," DABANGA, May 25, 2017."