Incident Summary:

12/24/2017: Assailants attacked Koch village in Southern Liech, South Sudan. At least 15 people were killed and 26 other people were injured in the incident. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO).

GTD ID:
201712240033

When:
2017-12-24

Country:
South Sudan

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Southern Liech

City:
Koch

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Koch Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target South Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 15 Fatalities / 26 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 26
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"South Sudan's Cease-fire Broken by Both Sides, Monitors Say," Government Publications & Documents, January 16, 2018."