Incident Summary:

07/16/2018: Assailants opened fire on a United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) peacekeeper near Al-Salam in South Darfur, Sudan. The peacekeeper, an Egyptian national, was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

South Darfur

Near Al-Salam

Location Details:
The incident occurred 16 kilometers southeast of Nyala.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity African Union/United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)
Specific Description Egyptian Peacekeeper
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"UN peacekeeper injured in Darfur," Xinhua General News Service, July 17, 2018.
"Africa Command OSINT Daily 16 July 2018," Summary, July 17, 2018.