Incident Summary:

07/23/2020: Assailants opened fire on civilians in Abu Dos, South Darfur, Sudan. At least 15 people were killed in the attack.. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected that the Janjaweed was involved.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

South Darfur

Abu Dos

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Farmers
Nationality of Target 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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) State Actors
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected the involvement of state forces.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Janjaweed (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 15 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
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
"EU, UNAMID condemn killing of 60 civilians in West Darfur," Sudan Tribune, July 29, 2020.
"Sudan armed group attacks Darfur village, killing at least 7," Washington Post, July 25, 2020.