Incident Summary:

07/16/2019: Assailants opened fire on the vehicle of Aubrey Baardman in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. At least three people, including Baardman, an Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) councilor, his daughter, and his wife were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



South Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Durban

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the N2 route north of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of KwaDukuza
Specific Description Vehicle of Municipal Councilor: Aubrey Baardman
Nationality of Target South Africa
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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
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 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"KZN councillor's child, 11, injured after apparent assassination attempt," News24, July 16, 2019.
"Gunmen shoot up IFP councillor's family car," Daily News (South Africa), July 16, 2019.
"KZN IFP councillor, 2 family members wounded in shooting," Eye Witness News, July 16, 2019.