Incident Summary:

10/21/2020: Assailants attacked the Um Zagrad internally displaced persons (IDP) camp near Haddad, South Darfur, Sudan. This was one of five related attacks in the area on this day. At least 12 people were killed and 27 people were injured across the attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to tribesmen.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

South Darfur

Near Haddad

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 Um Zagrad Camp
Specific Description Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp
Nationality of Target Sudan
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 202010210026, 202010210027, 202010210028, 202010210029, and 202010230019.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Tribesmen No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Attack on South Darfur villages leaves 12 dead," Africa, October 23, 2020.