Incident Summary:

10/29/2020: Assailants opened fire on Plan International aid workers near Pibor, South Sudan. One aid worker was killed and another worker was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



South Sudan

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Pibor

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Plan International
Specific Description Aid Workers
Nationality of Target International
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two South Sudan Aid Groups Suspend Operations After Workers Killed," VOA News, November 5, 2020.
"UN condemns killing of another aid worker in South Sudan," Xinhua General News Service, November 4, 2020.
"World: Attacks on Health Care Monthly News Brief - October 2020," ReliefWeb, November 12, 2020.