Incident Summary:

12/31/2019: Assailants attacked the West Darfur Legislative Council building in El Geneina, West Darfur, Sudan. Two police officers guarding the building were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Darfur

El Geneina

Location Details:
The incident occurred in El Jebel neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of West Darfur
Specific Description West Darfur Legislative Council Building
Nationality of Target Sudan
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Sudanese Police
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"World: Protection in Danger Monthly News Brief - December 2019," ReliefWeb, January 13, 2020.