Incident Summary:

08/23/2020: Assailants opened fire on a military vehicle carrying soldiers' salaries along a highway in Central Equatoria state, South Sudan. At least four soldiers were killed and two soldiers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the National Salvation Front (NAS), which denied involvement.



South Sudan

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Central Equatoria


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity South Sudan People's Defense Forces (SSPDF)
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target South 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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Salvation Front (NAS) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"NAS denies ambushing vehicle delivering salaries of army soldiers," Sudan Tribune, September 4, 2020.