Incident Summary:

07/13/2020: Assailants attacked civilians in Fata Burnu, North Darfur, Sudan. At least nine people were killed and 17 other people were injured in the incident. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Janjaweed.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Darfur

Fata Burnu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Fata Borno IDP Camp
Specific Description Internally Displaced Person (IDP) Camp
Nationality of Target Sudan
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Fata Borno Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) State Actors
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected the involvement of the police. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Janjaweed No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 17 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 17
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"BBCM Africa Watchlist for 15 July," African media, July 15, 2020.
"Rebels and officials condemn Sudan’s Darfur violence," BBC Monitoring, July 15, 2020.
"UN condemns deadly violence in Sudan's North Darfur," TravelWireNews, July 15, 2020.