Incident Summary:

05/24/2020: Assailants opened fire on a military vehicle along Yei-Maridi Road in Central Equatoria, South Sudan. Four people, including a civilian and three soldiers, were killed and five other soldiers were injured in the attack. This was one of two ambushes on the same road on this date. The National Salvation Front (NAS) claimed responsibility for the incident.



South Sudan

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Central Equatoria


Location Details:
The incident occurred along Yei-Maridi Road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA)
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target South Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which both military and non-military entities were targeted.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Salvation Front (NAS) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"4 Killed, 5 Injured In Yei-Maridi Road Ambush,", May 27, 2020.
"South Sudan rebels claim killing five government soldiers," Radio Tamazuj website, May 26, 2020.