Terrorism in South SudanThe risk of terrorist attacks in South Sudan over the past years can be classified as very high. Compared to other countries, here are many and momentous events. Over the past 5 years a total number of 171 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 1669 people have been killed and 1139 injured.
In 51 incedents a total of 510 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage, though a ransom was rarely (4 times) extorted.
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Most frequent attack targets in South Sudan(2013 to 2017)
|Journalists & Media||5||13||6||4|
Most affected regions(2013 to 2017)
|Western Bahr el Ghazal||6||15||6||2|
|Northern Upper Nile||3||3||0||6|
Terrorist organisations in South Sudan
|David Yau Yau Militia||4||91||96||24|
|Mabanese Defence Forces||3||6||0||0|
|Islamic Movement for the Liberation of Raja||2||84||5||0|
|Nuer White Army||2||24||20||0|
|South Sudan Democratic Army||1||0||0||89|
All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.