Incident Summary:

07/13/2020: Assailants opened fire on aid workers from an international non-governmental organization in Pajut, Jonglei, South Sudan. Six people, including aid workers and civilians, were killed in the attack.. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.



South Sudan

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Aid Workers
Nationality of Target International
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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?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 6 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
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
"Rebel groups murder South Sudan aid workers," CAJ News Africa, July 20, 2020.
"UN says 2 aid workers, 4 others shot dead in South Sudan," Washington Post, July 16, 2020.
"UN says 2 aid workers, 4 others shot dead in South Sudan," CGTN, July 16, 2020.