Incident Summary:

07/25/2020: Assailants raided Misterei, West Darfur, Sudan. At least 61 people were killed and 54 were injured in the raid. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected the involvement of the Janjaweed.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Darfur


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 Misterei Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 state forces. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority and lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Janjaweed (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 500
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 61 Fatalities / 54 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 61
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 54
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.
"Dozens Killed in Sudan, South Sudan Inter-Communal Fighting," VOA News, July 28, 2020.
"Fresh killings in Darfur as Sudan prepares to send troops," Daily Times, July 28, 2020.