Incident Summary:

09/01/2020: Assailants opened fire on a humanitarian convoy in Central Equatoria, South Sudan. Two civilians were killed, four were injured, and several vehicles were set on fire during the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the National Salvation Front (NAS).



South Sudan

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Central Equatoria


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Humanitarian Relief Convoy
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Salvation Front (NAS) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"UN Deploys Troops To New Base As Violence Surges In S.Sudan," International Business Times, September 2, 2020.
"UNMISS establishes temporary base to deter road ambushes in Central Equatoria," UNMISS, September 2, 2020.