Incident Summary:

09/18/2017: Assailants attacked government forces in Nhialdiu, Unity, South Sudan. At least 25 people were killed, including civilians and local police officers. The Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) claimed responsibility for the attack.



South Sudan

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA)
Specific Description Forces
Nationality of Target South Sudan
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS)
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target South Sudan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target South Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-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
Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 25 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 25
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
"At Least 25 Dead In S.Sudan Oil State Battle," AFP (World Service), September 19, 2017."
"Fighting kills at least 25 in oil region of S.Sudan," The Gulf Today, September 19, 2017."
"At least 25 dead in South Sudan oil state battle," Qatar Peninsula, September 19, 2017."