Incident Summary:

05/24/2020: Assailants attacked a civilian vehicle along Yei-Lainya Road in Central Equatoria, South Sudan. Three people were abducted, and the outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. This was one of two ambushes on the same road on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the National Salvation Front (NAS).



South Sudan

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Central Equatoria


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

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian Vehicle
Nationality of Target South Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 3
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"4 Killed, 5 Injured In Yei-Maridi Road Ambush,", May 27, 2020.