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ID Month Day Year Country UN INGO LNGO and NRCS ICRC IFRC Other Nationals killed Nationals wounded Nationals kidnapped Total national staff Internationals killed Internationals wounded Internationals kidnapped Total international staff Total victims Gender Male Gender Female Gender Unknown Means of attack Attack context Sort descending Location Latitude Longitude Actor type Actor name Details Verified Source
478 Sep 11 2006 Sudan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 4 Bodily assault Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 4 INGO (3 national, 1 international) staff attacked, beaten and given death threats by around a dozen masked, armed men on a road between Zalingei and Nertiti near central Jabel Marra region in Darfur, Sept. 11. Archived Archived
750 Sep 17 2006 El Salvador 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 13.69294 -89.218191 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff Country Director was driving into Quezaltepeque to Santa Tecla railroad when an armed man attempted to stop the car. Victim decided to accelarate the vehicle and in order to avoid any shot she lowered her head. The car crashed into a barrier and rolled over. The CD was injured but recovered well. Archived Archived
1814 Apr 30 2014 Central African Republic 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 8.409089 20.650555 Non-state armed group: National Anti-Balaka Three INGO staff members, while driving a truck to Ndele, were stopped and detained by Anti-Balaka. There are unconfirmed reports that two of the three may have been killed the next day. Yes Official Report
2086 May 3 2016 DR Congo 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 2.775809 20.485489 Non-state armed group: Regional Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) Three INGO truck drivers were intercepted by gunpoint on Bambu-Kirima road in Katora village and kidnapped. They were freed on Friday, May 6th. Yes Official Report
2621 Apr 4 2018 Sri Lanka 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 7.43051 80.99084 Unknown Unknown A male staff member of an INGO was riding his motorcycle when he was attacked by two individuals who forcibly took the staff member's bag and stabbed him. Yes Focal Point
2883 Mar 11 2019 Burkina Faso 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 14.1005099 -1.6226538 Unknown Unknown One national INGO staff member was kidnapped on the road in Djibo, Soum by unknown perpetrators. Focal point reports indicate the staff are now safe. Yes Focal Point
479 Sep 13 2006 Sudan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Bodily assault Ambush Road 13.4263009 22.6574884 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO national staff flogged with the whip and sustained injuries when their vehicle was ambushed while travelling to El Geneina between Kerenek and Azerni (25 km East of El Geneina) by three men, Sept 13. Archived Archived
751 Jan 24 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.52813 69.17233 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff engineer kidnapped when traveling from his workplace in Parwan town to his home in Kabul, 24 Jan. The victims vehicle was waved off the road by and approached by a man dressed in army fatigues and bearing weapons. The victim was not mistreated, tortured or threatened in any way. None of his possessions were taken. Released on 27 Jan. Archived Archived
2351 Jan 30 2018 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 7.471182 18.451663 Non-state armed group: National Mouvement Patriotique pour la Centrafrique / Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de Centrafrique (MPC/FPRC) A national staff member was kidnapped on January 29th in Ouhman Prefecture. Two INGO vehicles were reportedly intercepted by combatants from the Mouvement Patriotique pour la Centrafrique / Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de Centrafrique (MPC/FPRC). An international staff member that was traveling as part of the convoy in another vehicle was also stopped but allowed to continue. The abducted staff member was found on February 2nd in critical condition after having been tortured. Yes Official Report
218 Feb 2003 Uganda 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 1.5333554 32.2166578 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff wounded by glass when vehicle stopped, driver robbed, and gunmen fired at car while driving off. Archived Archived
1022 Nov 10 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 34.2774646 70.3594011 Unknown Unknown A white marked vehicle from a local de-mining NGO narrowly missed the detonation of an IED placed under a culvert, only to be struck by a second IED placed under a second culvert in the immediate area. As a result, one local NGO staffmember was killed in the explosion, while a colleague was injured. The attack appears not to have been targeted at the NGO, but rather incidental. Yes Official Report
1549 Dec 14 2012 Chad 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 13.5288319 21.0410733 Unknown Unknown Female national staff was attacked during robbery on the road and received 2 stab wounds. Yes Focal Point
1816 Aug 5 2014 South Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 9.945242 33.809081 Non-state armed group: Subnational Mabanese Defense Forces Two local INGO staff members were dragged out of their vehicle and shot and killed by the Mabanese Defense Forces. It appears that the killing was ethnically motivated. A third passenger was also shot and killed (not counted here). Yes Official Report
2623 Jun 25 2018 Ethiopia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 9.5 41.88333 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A male staff member of an INGO was killed when the public transport bus he was riding on was shot at by armed attackers. A total of 26 people were on the bus, of which 3 were killed and others wounded. Yes Focal Point
219 Mar 2003 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road -0.358216 42.545087 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff killed in ambush in Kismayo. Archived Archived
481 Oct 6 2006 Iraq 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 33.3024248 44.3787992 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff killed at a checkpoint run by a sectarian militia in Baghdad, Oct 7. Archived Archived
1023 Nov 13 2010 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.5532126 66.2426766 Unknown Unknown Three INGO staff members were taken from the main road while driving a marked white truck transporting heavy equipment. Yes Official Report
1550 Jul 10 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 31.341322 63.993456 Unknown Unknown Male national staff was kidnapped while traveling on road during vaccination campaign. He had previously been warned to stop working. He was held for a few days and released unharmed. Yes Focal Point
220 Mar 10 2003 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff beaten with rifle butt and kicked when the agency's and an INGO's vehicles ambushed in Darfur, March 10. Archived Archived
482 Oct 2006 Sudan 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 16 26 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC national staff driver disappeared during a hijacking incident in North Darfur and is presumed dead. Yes Official Report
754 Nov 22 2007 Papua New Guinea 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Bodily assault Ambush Road -5.6816069 144.2489081 Unaffiliated Youths 2 INGO national staff were beaten in ambush when a group of approx. 10 youth blocked the road in front of INGO vehicle and robbed the team of cash, but left vehicle. Archived Archived
1283 Apr 21 2012 Yemen 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 14.79781 42.95452 Non-state armed group: Subnational Ansar al-Sharia Armed men kidnapped a French international staffer of as he was travelling from north Yemen to the Red Sea port city of Hudaida. After being held for three months, the victim was released; handed over by a group called Ansar al-Shari'a in Shabwa. Still unclear who was behind the kidnapping. Pending Media
2090 May 10 2016 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.313161 32.426147 Unknown Unknown A UN contracted truck driver was ambushed and killed by gunmen along the Magwi-Torit road in Eastern Equatorial, South Sudan. The gunmen stole money, phones and other items. Two other people in the truck managed to escape unharmed. Yes Official Report
2354 Feb 8 2018 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.771316 33.592394 Unknown Unknown One national INGO driver was assaulted when the vehicle he was travelling in was ambushed by a group of armed men between Kapoeta South and Camp 15. There were two other staff members in the vehicle for a total of two international staff members and one local staff member. They were all robbed of their valuables and money. The international staff members were robbed of their passports as well. After the attack, the group traveled to Kapoeta so that their colleague could receive medical attention at the hospital for a head injury. Yes Official Report
221 Mar 27 2003 Afghanistan 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 31.6257334 65.7145053 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC international (Swiss and El Salvador) staff shot and killed in ambush north of Kandahar City, March 27. Archived Archived
483 Oct 30 2006 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver suffered minor gunshot wounds when a UN convoy bringing humanitarian assistance was fired upon in South Darfur, 30 Oct. (Two passengers also suffered wounds, but not counted here.) Archived Archived
1284 Apr 15 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.51952 65.25094 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable An armed group abducted a female NGO national staff member on duty along with her son while they were travelling to Chaghcharan City by motorcycle. On the 17th of April, both of them were released unharmed in the said area in Shahrak following the negotiation held by a member of parliament. Yes Official Report
2091 May 18 2016 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 7.169786 17.306643 Unknown Unknown A national driver for an INGO was shot and killed by armed men in an attack on a convoy. The attack occurred in Kouki, 250 miles north of Bangui. Yes Media
484 Oct 30 2006 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver injured when beaten with a stick on the head when three UN-contracted trucks were stopped by 12 armed men when on their way from Nyala to Kass, Oct 30. All drivers were robbed of their money and mobile phones. Archived Archived
2092 May 19 2016 Nigeria 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 8.75 11.05 Unknown Unknown A team of four UN agency staff members where attacked by robbers along the Keffi-Jos road not far from Barde Village. The driver was shot and transported to the hospital. The other staff members were unharmed. Yes Official Report
2627 Mar 2 2018 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.22902 31.43816 Unknown Unknown One INGO national staff was assaulted by criminals after the car that he was traveling in was ambushed on the road in Mayom. Robbery was reported as the most likely motive for the incident. Yes Focal Point
223 Mar 9 2003 Liberia 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 2 Unknown Ambush Road 5.7499721 -9.3658524 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff and 1 international killed on road, March 9. Archived Archived
1027 Nov 26 2010 Philippines 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 7.95 124.23333 Unknown Unknown A gunman shot dead a Filipino driver (employee of a contractor) delivering aid for the UN. Motive not established. Pending Media
1286 Mar 31 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.3448 61.49321 Unknown Unknown Three national staff members of a demining NGO were abducted along with their marked vehicle while they were in transit to their project site. Information has surfaced that one of the three abductees was released on the 11th of April, and two days later (i.e. the 13th of April), the remaining two were released. Yes Official Report
1821 Sep 4 2014 South Sudan 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 6.532579 29.63031 Criminal Unknown One ICRC-contracted driver was shot and wounded when the convoy he was traveling with was robbed by armed men. Yes Official Report
2628 Oct 8 2018 Afghanistan 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.4127 64.5123 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two national staff, one employed by a LNGO and one employed by an INGO, were abducted in Sangan, Ghor province. Following extensive negotiations between the anti-government kidnapper elements and the Herat access team, the two aid workers were released after 5 days. Yes Focal Point
486 Nov 6 2006 Afghanistan 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.41897 69.12144 Unknown Unknown 4 UN national staff kidnapped in Zormat district of the eastern Paktia province while on their way to visit a new school. No word on whether have been released. Yes Focal Point
758 May 20 2008 Malawi 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road -13.9388211 33.9169552 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff (driver) abducted after stopping by armed men who forced him to drive them. The driver saw a motorcyclist following them and the two men in his vehicle were phoning him giving each other instructions on how to attack the driver and get away with the vehicle. Upon hearing this, the driver decided to stop the vehicle removed the keys and ran away.In the process the robbers tore his shirt and cut him in the head with a knife.When the villagers came out for his rescue, the robbers fled without stealing anything from the vehicle. Yes Focal Point
1287 Mar 10 2012 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.843303 31.588554 Unknown Unknown A UN national staff member was shot in the head while traveling along Juba - Jebel road, and was hospitalized Yes Official Report
1556 Aug 15 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.277528 62.614173 Unknown Unknown One off-duty NGO national staff member was killed while acting as a bodyguard to a local powerbroker when they were ambushed while in transit. This is likely related to a family and/or tribal dispute. Yes Official Report
2094 Jun 1 2016 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.946423 68.521729 Non-state armed group: National Taliban Anti-government elements fired multiple shots at an INGO vehicle, killing all three national staff members that were inside. The staff members were travelling from Bamyan to Kabul and were in the Khak Ghulam Ali area. Reports cite that three members of the Taliban have been detained on suspicion of their involvement in the incident. Yes Official Report
759 Nov 7 2006 Malawi 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road -13.2687204 33.9301963 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff hospitalized as a result of carjacking. Yes Focal Point
1029 Dec 1 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.25 68 Unknown Unknown A local employee of an INGO and his driver were kidnapped while driving in a low profile vehicle and taken to an unknown location. The driver was released the next day (so not counted here). The other employee was released on Dec 5 following the intervention of local elders and religious authorities. Yes Official Report
1288 Mar 6 2012 Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown A UN international staffer was kidnapped along with his Sudanese driver as they headed towards the office near Al-Hilal stadium in downtown Nyala. The two were kidnapped by unknown armed men driving a Land Cruiser vehicle. UPDATE: The driver was released shortly after the abduction, and the international staffer was released 86 days later following concerted negotiations. Pending Media
1823 Aug 19 2014 Pakistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 34.865924 71.521514 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three female teachers and one driver working for a local NGO were killed when their vehicle struck an IED. Two children were also killed in the blast. Yes Official Report
2630 Nov 23 2018 El Salvador 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Rape/sexual assault Ambush Road 13.48 -89.183 Criminal MS-13 One female UN Agency staff member was robbed and raped by a supposed MS-13 gang member while on her way to the organization office. The assailant threatened the staff member with a knife during the attack. Yes Focal Point
226 Apr 2003 Iraq 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 3 2 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 33.0955793 44.1749775 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (Malaysian) staff wounded and 1 national killed in ambush. Archived Archived
760 Dec 18 2006 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed in a carjacking that also resulted in 2 policemen being killed (not included here). Yes Focal Point
1030 Dec 6 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 36.83763 66.63932 Unknown Unknown One NGO staff injured when an NGO vehicle came under small arms fire while driving. No further details known. Yes Official Report
2097 Jun 13 2016 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.152872 23.192139 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Armed men carjacked a UN-contracted truck with three drivers in the Azoum area of Um Shalaiya. One of the drivers was released after negotiations. on June 27, 2016, in El Geneina, West Darfur. Another driver managed to escape during the ambush and the perpetrators released the second shortly after the abduction. Yes Official Report
2360 Feb 21 2018 Kenya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 0.653899 38.516826 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One INGO male staff member needed medical attention after he was shot twice by armed perpetrators who ambushed the organization's vehicle. The staff members (five in total but only one was wounded) were in the vicinity of Darer Dima and traveling from Malkadaka to Garbatulla when they were attacked. Nothing was stolen from the passengers. While it was reported that the aid workers did not appear to be targeted specifically for their affiliation to an aid organization and that there has been an increase in insecurity in greater Isiolo county, it should also be noted that the vehicle was clearly marked. Yes Focal Point
2631 Feb 20 2018 DR Congo 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 3.2212 29.0824 Unknown Unknown One male UN contracted driver was shot and killed when his truck was ambushed while transporting food items in South Kivu by Uvira town. Yes Focal Point
489 Nov 8 2006 Eritrea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 2 Landmine Ambush Road 15.25 37.5 Unknown Unknown Two UN international staff seriously injured when their car hit a landmine in the middle of the main road from Tsorena to Forto, inside the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ), Nov. 8. Archived Archived
1031 Dec 4 2010 Somalia 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road 10 44.5 Unknown Unknown One national staff (a security guard) killed and another national staff (a community mobilizer) wounded when their vehicle stumbled upon an ambush. The INGO they worked for was distributing cash and the money was being delivered by a local money transfer company, known as hawala. The two staff were travelling 70 km behind the hawala and came across the bandits, who had been holding the money transfer staff for almost an hour. Pending Media
2098 Jun 3 2016 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road -3.031597 28.993615 Unknown Unknown Armed gunmen ambushed two INGO vehicles and robbed the passengers at gunpoint. The driver was injured and had to be treated at a hospital. Yes Official Report
2361 Feb 27 2018 Central African Republic 1 0 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 Shooting Ambush Road 7.090911 17.668887 Non-state armed group: National Ex-Seleka Suspected Ex-Seleka members shot and killed six people at an illegal checkpoint south of Makounda in Ouham Prefecture. One of the victims was a national UN education consultant and five were staff members from a local non-governmental organization. The perpetrators, reportedly belonging to the MPC faction, set the vehicle on fire after the shooting. The aid workers were on their way to Makounda. Yes Official Report
2632 May 22 2018 South Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 9.224042 29.166706 Unknown Unknown Two male UN contracted staff members were attacked while transporting goods 40km from the town of Rupakona. During the attack the assistant driver was shot and killed, and the driver was severely injured. Yes Focal Point
228 Apr 20 2003 South Africa 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road -25.74486 28.18783 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff wounded when vehicle carjacked in Pretoria, 20 April. Victim escaped under fire. Archived Archived
1560 Aug 20 2013 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.519919 32.490316 Unknown Unknown One driver was shot when gunmen opened fire on four UN-contracted trucks. Yes Official Report
1826 Sep 15 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.730833 36.709444 Unknown Unknown One UN staff member was abducted on the Damascus-Aleppo Road. Yes Official Report
2099 Jun 17 2016 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 5.725947 19.078274 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable An INGO truck driver was killed during an ambush by six armed men on two trucks in Amou. Yes Official Report
2633 Jun 30 2018 South Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 9.799568 33.552246 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two male UN contracted drivers were attacked and shot after delivering food to a village in Maban District, Upper Nile. One staff member, the driver assistant, died from his wounds two days after the attack. The driver survived although was severely wounded. Yes Focal Point
1033 Sep 2 2010 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.95 71.13333 Unknown Unknown A private vehicle was ambushed by small arms fire from unknown assailants. Of the total 6 passengers in the vehicle, 2 were NGO national staff members (1 male, 1 female). While all passengers were injured in the incident, only 1 (the female staff member) was confirmed to have been wounded by the weapons fire with the remainder suspected to have suffered various degrees of injury by the subsequent vehicle crash. Yes Official Report
1827 Apr 12 2014 Pakistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 31.749899 70.342765 Unknown Unknown Three local NGO staff members were kidnapped by unknown gunmen while traveling in a local taxi in Kulachi area. Yes Official Report
230 May 2003 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Ambush Road 7.2653861 30.05489 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed by rocket grenade aimed at car. Archived Archived
764 Aug 13 2007 Pakistan 0 10 0 0 0 0 4 6 0 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 Roadside IED Ambush Road 34.45993 72.50237 Unknown Unknown 4 INGO national staff killed and 6 national staff injured when an INGO vehicle was struck by a roadside IED in the Ushu Valley, near the tourist resort of Kalam in the Swat district. Yes Focal Point
1293 Mar 29 2012 Pakistan 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 29.800043 66.8500394 Unknown Unknown Two national staffers of a UN agency were shot dead when unidentified gunmen attacked a vehicle. Another employee of the UN agency sustained serious injuries in the attack. Yes Focal Point
1562 Aug 22 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 32.318414 63.216539 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One assistant driver of an IO-contracted food delivery truck was killed when a roadside IED exploded against his truck. Yes Official Report
2101 May 25 2016 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road -0.594896 29.09727 Unknown Unknown Four INGO staff members were ambushed by armed men in Timbo-Timbo, North Kivu while travelling in two separate vehicles. Two of the ambushed staff members managed to escape. Two remaining staff members were released on the sixth day and did not suffer maltreatment. Yes Official Report
2364 Jan 12 2018 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 27.036541 14.429024 Unknown Unknown Two UN agency employees and their driver have all been found after having been kidnapped on January 12th from Sabha. The driver was found on Sunday and the female UN worker was found in the northern suburbs of Sabha. The male national UN staffer (not counted here at this time until further information becomes available) was found on Saturday near Sabha city. Yes Media
2635 Jul 30 2018 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 6.584522 29.952998 Unknown Unknown One male national UN contracted driver was shot and killed by unknown assailants when his truck was ambushed between Atibab and Thon Aduel in Lakes District. Yes Focal Point
2897 Sep 6 2019 Ethiopia 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 7.9219687 34.1531947 Host state Ethiopian Armed Forces Two male national INGO staff members were shot and killed after being ambushed by the Ethiopian Armed Forces on the road in Gambella. Yes Focal Point
1294 Apr 24 2012 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 Shooting Ambush Road 33.57175 36.4027 Unknown Unknown A local Red Crescnet volunteer was killed and three others wounded when their vehicle, clearly markd withthe Red Crescent emblem, was fired upon. Circumstances and perpetrators were unclear. Yes Official Report
2636 Nov 11 2018 Central African Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 5.53 16.32 Unknown Unknown One male national UN contracted staff member was shot and killed during an ambush. He was travelling on the road between Bassangoa and Paoua when his truck carrying food items was ambushed by unknown assailants. Yes Focal Point
1564 Aug 25 2013 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 35.204333 61.607134 Unknown Unknown Five national staff members of an INGO were kidnapped while traveling in a taxi returning to their field office. All five were later killed. This was not a targeted incident. Yes Official Report
2103 Jun 25 2016 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Complex attack Ambush Public location 2.046934 45.318162 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab One INGO staff member was killed as a result of a Al Shaabab attack on the Naso Hablod hotel in Mogadishu. The staff member was standing across the street when the initial blast from the VBIED occurred at the entrance to the hotel. He died as a result of his injuries as did 14 other people. Twenty-five civilians were also injured in the attack. Yes Media
2899 Nov 1 2019 Kenya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road -1.2920659 36.8219462 Unaffiliated Not applicable One male national INGO staff member was wounded after being ambushed and robbed on the road in Nairobi by civilians. Yes Focal Point
233 May 2003 Uganda 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 1.5333554 32.2166578 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed when armed group ambushed and fired on the vehicle carrying the victim and others which was reportedly returning from a peace mission to reconcile the cattle rustling pastoralist comm Archived Archived
497 Sep 13 2006 Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.5 23.5 Unknown Unknown 2 UN national staff drivers abducted by armed men after ambush while traveling from El Fasher through Kutum to Abdel Shakour. Archived Archived
1037 Jul 8 2010 Kyrgyzstan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Ambush Road 42.87 74.59 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO staff member (American) was physically assaulted and wounded while returning home late in the evening with another international staff. Both were robbed, but it is not clear if this was the only motive for the incident. Yes Focal Point
2900 Jun 6 2019 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road -5.9474902 29.1947098 Host state DR Congo Armed Forces One male national INGO staff member was shot and killed after being ambushed by the DR Congo Armed Forces in Kalemie. Yes Focal Point
2105 Jul 5 2016 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 4.41067 32.576909 Unknown Unknown One INGO national staff member was killed by armed men who ambushed a private vehicle on the Torit-Kapoeta road in Eastern Equatorial. Other passengers in the car were robbed of their belongings, including cash, but were otherwise unharmed. The circumstances surrounding the killing of the INGO staff member are currently unknown. Yes Official Report
2639 Jun 30 2018 Guinea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 8.883333 -10.166667 Unknown Unknown One male national UN contracted driver was ambushed near Yende in Kissidougou, and serioulsy injured by the unknown armed perpetrators. Yes Focal Point
2370 Jan 20 2018 Yemen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 15.369445 44.191007 Unknown Unknown One male UN agency staff member was led out of his car at gunpoint and abducted. His wife was in the car at the time of the incident as well but only the staff member was taken. The perpetrator was wearing a mask at the time of the incident. At the time of this report, the staff member's whereabouts were unknown. Reports regarding this incident are currently unconfirmed. Yes Media
236 Jul 15 2003 Iraq 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road 33.0955793 44.1749775 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff killed and 1 national staff member wounded when convoy attacked, July 15. Archived Archived
500 Dec 7 2006 Sudan 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 Bodily assault Ambush Unknown 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 8 NGO national staff violently beaten in Khor Abeche, South Darfur, Dec 7. Three vehicles also stolen. Yes Official Report
1834 Oct 1 2013 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 35.951414 39.026307 Non-state armed group: Global Islamic State (IS) One INGO worker was kidnapped by ISIS in Ar-Raqqah, while on his way to Deir Ezzour. UPDATE: The individual was killed in November 2014. Pending Media
237 Jul 2003 Iraq 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road 33.0955793 44.1749775 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC international staff killed and 1 national staff wounded in ambush. Archived Archived
501 Dec 9 2006 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff kidnapped: A vehicle belonging to an INGO operating within the area of Azerni was carjacked , Dec 9. The location of the natl staff driver and vehicle is unknown. Archived Archived
1835 Jan 28 2013 Kenya 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 0.120341 40.301715 Unknown Unknown A paramedic for the Kenyan Red Cross Society was injured when three gunmen shot at the ambulance after the driver ignored instructions to stop. Yes Official Report
2108 Dec 30 2015 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 11.037312 27.740425 Unknown Unknown A UN humanitarian agency driver was carjacked by gunpoint while driving in a UN vehicle in the evening. He was shot and killed during the incident. Yes Focal Point
2643 Jan 18 2018 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road Unknown Unknown Two national staff members were ambushed on the road and kidnapped. They were released after 30 hours. The motive was reported to be most likely financial in nature. Yes Focal Point
2905 Feb 5 2019 Bangladesh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 21.43392 91.98703 Unaffiliated Not applicable 1 INGO national staff was wounded after mob violence among unaffiliated civilians erupted on the main road to Thainghkhali, near Cox's Bazar. Focal point reports indicate, a group of civilians were stopping buses and INGO vehicles insisting ID's and documents be checked. The staff member was beaten and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he was released later the same day. 4 staff members of a separate INGO were also assaulted but we are uable to confirm the extent of their injuries at this time. Yes Focal Point
2110 Apr 20 2015 Guatemala 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 14.818215 14.818215 Unknown Unknown While driving his motorcycle along the Terraceria Highway in the Camotan Municipality, one national male staff member of an INGO was ambushed by two people in ski masks. They were armed and they shot at him, injuring him in the chest. He was able to escape and was taken to hospital for medical treatment. Yes Focal Point
504 2006 Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 13.5 23.5 Unknown Unknown 2 UN national staff drivers in hired commercial vehicles with food commodities were ambushed by armed men on the Tawilla-Kabkabiye road from El Fasher to Kabkabiye, were beaten, then allowed to proceed. Ambushed and beaten again after 2 kilometers Archived Archived
2111 Aug 8 2015 Uganda 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 0.365182 32.653176 Unknown Unknown A male national INGO staff member was trailed by robbers as he drove home. He was attacked as he waited to drive through the gate to his home. Beaten into coma, he was robbed of the vehicle he was driving as well as other valuables. During the attack he sustained a fractured skull, a deep cut over his eye and internal bleeding. He survived the attack. Yes Focal Point
2907 Dec 25 2019 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.4377785 69.0277405 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One INGO contracted truck carrying blankets to the Urgon and Barmal Districts in Paktia was kidnapped by unknown non government actors in the early hours of December 25 near Hazarkhil village, Sarkai area. After intervention of the INGO and elders in the area, the truck and driver were released unharmed the afternoon of the following day. Yes Focal Point
505 Dec 26 2006 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 13.4263009 22.6574884 Non-state armed group: Regional Janjaweed 1 UN national staff contracted driver shot and injured in ambush of two commercial trucks carrying UN agency food in Habila Kanari. Ten armed attackers, believed to be Janjaweed militia, shot at the vehicles that drove through the ambush, hitting one driver. Archived Archived
1045 Dec 29 2010 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 31.61332 65.71013 Unknown Unknown A local national employed by an NGO was shot in the head while in his vehicle. The victim received medical attention. There are no indications that this shooting was carried out by AOG, or is related to the victim's status as an NGO employee. The true motive for this shooting, as yet unconfirmed, may be related to personal disputes. Yes Official Report
1305 May 22 2012 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 4 2 2 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 37.31078 70.36839 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two female international staff of an INGO and two male national staff were kidnapped on the road (where they were on horseback) by anti-government forces. Their two hired guides were also briefly held then released; an additional national staff was held but released in less than 24 hours. UPDATE: International Security Assistance Force rescued all four kidnapped staff on 2 June 2012. Yes Focal Point
2646 Apr 4 2019 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 7.3 18.3 Unknown Unknown One national male INGO staff member was shot and killed while travelling by Bolhom village at approximately 6:00am. The staff members motorcycle was also taken by the unknown perpetrators. Yes Official Report
506 Jan 8 2007 Iraq 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.3024248 44.3787992 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff engineer shot while driving car in Baghdad at night. Perpetrators/motives unknown. Archived Archived
1046 Oct 17 2010 Chad 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 13.212495 18.3396815 Unknown Unknown 1 national staff (driver) of an INGO was severely beaten during an ambush on the road. Yes Focal Point
1574 Sep 7 2013 Central African Republic 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 6.491239 17.45499 Unknown Unknown During an evacuation, two national staffers of an INGO were killed in transit while returning to base from a construction site in the area of Bossangoa. Yes Focal Point
1840 Sep 6 2014 Kenya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 3.93545 41.853051 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A driver, who was driving as part of an INGO humanitarian convoy, was wounded when an armed militia attacked. Yes Official Report
2377 Mar 14 2018 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 9.231487 29.800503 Unaffiliated Youths A UN agency contracted truck driver received a head injury during an assault in Bentiu on March 14th. Local youths threw stones at the truck which broke the windscreen and caused the injury. The driver was treated at an INGO clinic. Yes Official Report
507 Mar 14 2006 Sudan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 10.53018 29.93292 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO national staff kidnapped when a commercial truck hired by an INGO to transport items for its water and sanitation programme was hijacked at Kaura (on the El Fasher-Kabkabiya road) by three armed men, 14 March. Archived Archived
1307 May 29 2012 Pakistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 30.182971 66.998734 Unknown Unknown A driver of an NGO was wounded when unidentified people opened fire on the vehicle he was driving in Khuzdar District. Pending Media
508 Dec 18 2006 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 13.4263009 22.6574884 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff shot and wounded when an ambulance escorted by Govt police was ambushed by 7-10 armed men in Khorbomba (Habila Kanari area, 23 km west from El Geneina), Dec 18. One policeman was also killed (not counted here) and three AK-47s Archived Archived
1048 Sep 23 2010 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road -0.66667 28.75 Unknown Unknown 1 national staff (driver) wounded when the INGO vehicle he was driving was shot at on the road. Yes Focal Point
1308 Jun 11 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 35.5532126 66.2426766 Unknown Unknown A national NGO ambulance driver was killed by an IED, along with two relatives of the patient they were transporting. The patient and one other relative were injured. Yes Official Report
1577 Sep 14 2013 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.476697 61.410496 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two national staff members of a demining INGO were kidnapped by AOG while traveling from Islam Qala toward Herat. They were released the following day. Yes Official Report
2115 Oct 6 2015 Central African Republic 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 5.384798 16.990356 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable On 6 October, a private truck part of a Minusca-escorted convoy from Cameroon and carrying UN food commodities was looted near the town of Yaloke,along Bossemptele-Bangui axis. The incident occurred after armed men had opened fire against the convoy, killing one truck driver and wounding another one who later succumbed to injuries once at the hospital. Yes Focal Point
2649 Jan 22 2018 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 9.31402 29.07999 Unknown Unknown One national staff member was wounded when the car he was travelling in was ambushed in a road attack. The perpetrators robbed the occupants. Yes Focal Point
510 Jan 27 2007 Kenya 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road -1.256975 36.803277 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff Regional Director killed in a carjacking attempt in Nairobi. Archived Archived
779 Sep 24 2008 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Unknown 14.5844444 29.4917691 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff of the local partners killed in ambush. Motive deemed political. Yes Focal Point
2912 Dec 22 2019 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 6.7701456 46.7913915 Unknown Unknown One INGO national driver was shot and killed when his INGO vehicle was ambushed on his way to a project site in Saaxo. Yes Focal Point
1050 Aug 2 2010 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 12.05 24.883333 Unknown Unknown 1 UN agency national staff (driver) shot at in the right hand during an ambush of two vehicles carrying INGO and UN agency staff. Yes Focal Point
1310 Jun 17 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.33951 69.92041 Unknown Unknown A INGO staff member was wounded when their vehicle was fired on at a road block in a suspected roadside robbery attempt. Yes Official Report
1844 Jul 31 2013 Somalia 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 2.045742 45.302612 Host State Somali Armed Forces Two LNGO staff were injured when Somali National Government (SNG) forces opened fire on the LNGO vehicle, allegedly because the vehicle did not stop when ordered to do so. The two staff were taken to a hospital. Yes Official Report
2381 Feb 27 2018 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road -1.665868 29.211771 Unknown Unknown Gunmen intercepted and abducted an INGO contracted driver and his assistant along the Mweso-Kalembe road axis. The vehicle was clearly marked. No additional information about their whereabouts is available at this time. Yes Official Report
247 Aug 13 2003 Afghanistan 0 0 6 0 0 0 2 4 0 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 Unknown Ambush Unknown 33.5448968 68.4132108 Unknown Unknown 2 RC national staff killed, 4 national staff wounded when ambushed in Ghazni, Aug 13. Archived Archived
512 Feb 2007 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 13.16667 24.36667 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff driver briefly abducted and beaten in eastern Jebel Marra in Darfur. Archived Archived
2382 Mar 17 2018 DR Congo 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road -0.050221 29.514285 Unknown Unknown According to a report, on March 17th a 20-vehicle NGO convoy was attacked by armed assailants in Virunga Park. During the attack, the convoy lead was injured and needed to be taken to the hospital. Twenty-one people from the convoy were abducted by the armed group and were still being held in captivity on March 20th, 2018. Until a few details can be confirmed, the twenty-one people that have reportedly been abducted are not yet counted here. Yes Official Report
248 Aug 2003 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Road 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff wounded in vehicle ambush. Archived Archived
513 Mar 2007 Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.3024248 44.3787992 Unknown Unknown 1 IFI national staff driver seriously wounded in a shooting in Baghdad; was evacuated from the country. Archived Archived
782 2008 Ethiopia 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Landmine Ambush Road 9.145 40.489673 Unknown Unknown Three national staff of a local partner organization of an INGO were killed in a mine incident returning from an area they worked under a sub-grant. Yes Focal Point
1052 Dec 17 2010 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Unknown -0.66667 28.75 Unknown Unknown 2 drivers from an INGO beaten and threatened with death during an attack on their organisation's vehicle, in which goods and money were stolen. Yes Focal Point
2119 May 21 2015 Cameroon 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 Shooting Ambush Road 6.516397 14.291927 Unknown Unknown Two INGO national staff members were shot after being ambushed by armed assailants while travelling from the project site back to their base of operations. Yes Focal Point
249 Aug 10 2003 Eritrea 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 15.9500319 37.9999668 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff killed and 1 national wounded in ambush when assailants opened fire on the vehicle near Adobha, Aug 10. Archived Archived
514 Mar 8 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 35.5532126 66.2426766 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (German) staff killed when vehicles of INGO came under fire in Shar-e-Pul Province, March 8. 3 Afghans were robbed (not included) but let go while the German was killed later. Archived Archived
1313 Apr 13 2012 South Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 9.9041 32.06429 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 2 INGO staff (1 international and 1 national) were stopped by militia who held them for roughly two weeks before they were released, in poor physical shape, in May. Yes Official Report
1582 Sep 23 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.884819 61.140623 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One NGO ambulance driver was kidnapped by AOG at an illegal checkpoint. The driver was released unharmed in the Islam Abad area of Khaki Safed District unharmed, following the intervention of local elders. Yes Official Report
2384 Mar 29 2018 Azerbaijan 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Landmine Ambush Road 41.071472 43.839254 Unknown Unknown Three national staff members were killed and two injured when the vehicle that they were driving hit an anti-tank landmine that detonated on impact. The incident occurred in the Ghazanchi area of Nagorno Karabakh on March 29th. Yes Media
250 Aug 7 2003 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown 31.341322 63.993456 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed in ambush in Helmand, Aug 7. Archived Archived
1054 Oct 17 2010 Sierra Leone 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 8.4631769 -10.7846261 Unknown Unknown 1 local employee of an INGO was attacked at night while she traveled in a commercial vehicle. Men attacked her with knives and sticks, stole valuables, and took her to an isolated location for around 3 hours. She was hospitalised for injuries. Yes Focal Point
2917 Jan 12 2019 Yemen 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 27.0365406 14.4290236 Non-state armed group: Subnational Tuareg tribe Three UN agency contracted truck drivers were kidnapped by a NSAG suspected to be connected with the Tuarge tribe. They were held until January 19 and released after negotiations. Yes Focal Point
1584 Oct 1 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 32.64052 65.570947 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Four locally-employed workers (three labourers and a driver) who were subcontracted by a Community Development Council for an NGO-implemented NSP programme were killed after being intercepted by AOG while en route to a stone quarry. Yes Official Report
2656 Apr 18 2019 Mali 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 15.083333 -2.666667 Unknown Unknown On April 17 between the towns of Douentza and Boni in Kerena village, 2 INGO staff members and 1 local NGO (all national staff) were kidnapped by unknown armed men. The NGO staff member was released days later on April 22, and the INGO staff were released on July 31 (3.5 months later). Yes Official Report
787 Aug 4 2007 Somalia 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 1 41.5 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff security guard killed and 1 national staff driver seriously wounded when the NGO mission was ambushed between Dobley and the Kenyan border. 2 other staff lightly wounded (not counted here). Archived Archived
2123 Nov 11 2015 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.046934 45.318162 Host State Somali Armed Forces A female national INGO aid worker was driving an ambulance when she was shot by Somali forces. The bullet hit her in the leg. Yes Focal Point
253 Sep 21 2003 Iraq 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 36.335 43.11889 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff killed in convoy attacked Sept 21 (non-UN vehicles with UN shipment) on road between Erbil and Mosul. Archived Archived
788 Oct 11 2007 Somalia 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.11667 45.4 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff wounded when driving their belonging to an INGO. The gunmen stopped the car and reportedly shot and wounded the two occupants before driving away with the vehicle. Archived Archived
1586 Oct 4 2013 Pakistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 30.191604 66.998056 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A local NGO director was reportedly kidnapped for ransom by armed men while heading to his office. The rescue attempt failed to recover the victim. UPDATE: the director was freed on 7 December 2013 by his abductors in Mastung district. Yes Official Report
1852 Dec 29 2013 Somalia 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Kidnapping Ambush Road 0.645158 41.560769 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Five local NGO staff members were abducted by unidentified gunmen. Yes Official Report
2920 Feb 21 2020 DR Congo 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road -4.075433 28.981833 Unknown Unknown Three INGO staff members, one female and two males, were reportedly kidnapped while travelling to a field mission in Kafulo 20km west of Baraka. The abduction occurred at approximately 3:00pm LT, but the driver of the INGO vehicle was released. Further information about perpetrators or any ransom requests is unknown at this time. Pending ACLED
254 Sep 8 2003 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Unknown Ambush Unknown 33.5448968 68.4132108 Non-state armed group: National Taliban Four INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded when ambushed in Moqor district of Ghazni province on September 8th. The Taliban reportedly orchestrated the attack. Archived Archived
1319 Nov 20 2011 Somalia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 0.51265 42.07962 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab An LNGO national staffer was wounded when a convoy of Kenyan military and anti-AS militias was ambushed by AS militants on the main road between Dhoobley and Tabta in the vicinity of Hawinha. The LNGO's vehicle was in the convoy. Pending Archived
1587 Oct 4 2013 Pakistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 27.529402 68.757858 Unknown Unknown A national staffer of an INGO was abducted on the road. Yes Official Report
1853 Nov 10 2014 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.855224 31.57988 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One INGO driver was carjacked and beaten by three armed men. He suffered injuries to his face and arm. The attack occured in the evening. Yes Official Report
2659 Apr 23 2019 Haiti 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 18.533333 -72.333333 Unknown Unknown One male national UN staff member was travelling from the airport in Port-Au-Prince in a private vehicle, when the car was attacked during a traffic stop. Due to traffic the car was stopped on Sans Fil road near Rue Saint- Martin, when two armed assailants demanding personnel belongings from the individuals in the vehicle shot into the car. The staff member was rushed to the hospital after being shot, but succumbed to his wounds during surgery. An investigation is ongoing. Yes Official Report
255 Sep 2003 Iraq 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road 36.3466059 43.127008 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (British) staff killed and 1 national staff wounded in ambush in Mosul. Archived Archived
520 Feb 2007 Iraq 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 33.3554189 44.48949509 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 1 NGO national staff killed while trying to deliver aid to a neighbourhood in Sadr City [a Shia-dominated area of Baghdad]. Militants stopped his car and asked for his documents. When they saw from his surname that he was a Sunni Muslim, they took him away. His body was found two days later near the capital. Arc Media
1320 Apr 28 2012 South Sudan 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 4 4 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 8.927721 29.788925 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three internationals and one national working on a UN demining project were abducted by militia (dressed in SPLA uniforms) from Unity South Sudan, brought to Kahrtoum, and held until 20 May Yes Media
1588 Oct 6 2013 Yemen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 15.306405 44.1896 Unknown Unknown A UN international staff member was ambushed and kidnapped by armed men while he was in his vehicle. UPDATE: He was released on 8 November 2014. Yes Official Report
1854 Jul 10 2014 Afghanistan 0 6 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 35.199287 61.568483 Unknown Unknown Two INGO staff were killed, one injured, and three abducted by armed men; the abducted individuals have since been released. The INGO convoy was on its way to its operations site when the attack occurred. Four local police who were escorting the convoy were also killed. Yes Focal Point
2922 Mar 2 2020 Yemen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 14.6370201 43.0550499 Non-state armed group: National Houti Forces One suspected UN agency truck carrying relief supplies reportedly exploded injuring the driver when it struck an IED allegedly planted by pro-Houti Forces on the Durayhimi road, Al Hudayah. Pending ACLED
256 Sep 2003 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Unknown 31.341322 63.993456 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff ambushed and shot dead in Helmand, Sept 24. Archived Archived
791 Apr 3 2008 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.93911 67.709953 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff shot and injured during an attack while driving in a private vehicle. Yes Focal Point
1321 Jun 14 2012 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.843303 31.588554 Police or paramilitary Police A UN Agency national staffer was stopped, beaten, and robbed by six armed police personnel in uniform near the Doha Fuel Station in Gudele, Four of the policemen were in black uniform and the other two were wearing the brown auxiliary police outfit. The victim was hospitalized. Yes Official Report
1589 Oct 7 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.580692 69.221584 Unknown Unknown Three national NGO staff members (driver and two engineers) were ambushed and kidnapped. A third engineer was present but managed to escape. Yes Official Report
257 Sep 2003 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 8.3676771 49.083416 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (Kenyan) staff shot and killed while driving in revenge attack stemming from cattle rustling. Archived Archived
523 Nov 23 2006 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.5 23.5 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff driver abducted by gunpoint en route to a food nutrition center, Wed Nov 23; victim alked back to Sanidadi 48 hours later, unharmed. Archived Archived
1061 May 18 2010 Cameroon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown 9.3070698 13.3934527 Unknown Unknown Staff member (driver) was injured in an ambush. Yes Focal Point
1322 Jun 29 2012 Kenya 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 4 4 7 6 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Project site 0.1153207 40.3143522 Non-state armed group: Regional Unknown Four international staff of an INGO were kidnapped, two national staff wounded, and a national staff driver killed when Somalia militants ambushed their two-car convoy driving through the Dadaab refugee camp. The internationals were released three days later. Yes Official Report
2662 Jan 7 2018 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 34.533333 69.166667 Unknown Unknown One national male INGO driver was ambushed while travelling in Kabul and forced out of his vehicle by perpetrators with weapons. The staff member was injured after being beaten. Yes Focal Point
2924 Mar 31 2020 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 7.382258 31.419555 Non-state armed group: Subnational Murle Tribesman One UN agency contracted truck was ambushed by suspected Murle Tribesman while travelling from Pajut to Bor. The driver's assistant was shot during the ambush, but the truck was able to return to Pajut where the assistant received medical attention and is in stable condition. Pending Official Report
526 Apr 19 2007 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.626786 25.349635 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff driver was hijacked with an INGO vehicle, 19 April; released on 25 April near the Chad/Sudan border and returned to El Fasher. The vehicle is still missing. Archived Archived
793 Jul 1 2008 Ethiopia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 9.02497 38.74689 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff in Ethiopia was shot and injured by armed robbers on the road between Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa, while travelling on private business , 1 July 2008. Yes Focal Point
1062 Apr 27 2010 Sudan 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 10.53018 29.93292 Unknown Unknown A contracted truck was attacked by armed men. One escort detail was killed; driver and truck owner injured. Yes Focal Point
1323 Jul 3 2012 Philippines 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Office/compound 15.0251068 120.6870474 Unknown Unknown A Dutch national working for a local NGO was shot and killed by morotrcylce riding gunment in front of his office. Yes Official Report
1591 Oct 3 2013 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 8.955277 27.509186 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) One NGO staff member was assaulted by an SPLA soldier. Yes Official Report
1857 Nov 12 2014 Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 12.628174 22.504846 Unknown Unknown Two UN-contracted drivers (including seven loaders, not counted here) were kidnapped while transporting food and relief items; the two trucks were also taken. UPDATE: The seven loaders were released the next day, the two drivers were released on 18 November 2014, and the trucks have been recoverd. Yes Official Report
2394 Mar 25 2018 South Sudan 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 Kidnapping Ambush Road 4.1079 30.964542 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO) On March 25th, seven NGO workers were abducted by SPLA-IO opposition forces outside Yei, Central Equatorial. The aid workers were part of a convoy that was delivering supplies to health centers in Kupera, Limuro, Wuji, and Koyoko. Along with their three vehicles, they were all released on April 15th and were reported to be in good health. Yes Official Report
2925 Apr 20 2020 Myanmar 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 20.3667 93.2667 Unknown Unknown One UN Agency driver and a non-UN passenger travelling in a marked UN vehicle from Sittwe to Yangon were ambushed by unknown perpetrators near Yar Maung Bridge, Min Bya Township, Rakhine. The victims were reportedly carrying COVID19 related items. They were both evacuated to Minbya hospital where the driver succumbed to his wounds. Pending Official Report
527 Apr 23 2007 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO nationals staff injured when unknown armed men attacked an INGO vehicle near Marla (55 km South East of Nyala, South Darfur), 23 April. They shot at the vehicle. Archived Archived
1063 Oct 16 2010 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 34.00037 68.71346 Unknown Unknown A driver of a contracted truck was killed in an ambush Yes Focal Point
1858 Nov 16 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 35.336 40.145 Non-state armed group: Global Islamic State (IS) An international aid worker was kidnapped and later beheaded by terrorists. Pending Media
2395 Apr 7 2018 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 9.023608 29.675991 Unknown Unknown One NGO worker was shot and killed during an ambush on his vehicle by armed men when he was traveling between Nhialgiu and Bentiu. According to media reports, the aid worker was returning to base from field training. Yes Official Report
2664 May 5 2019 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 34.4 70.366667 Unknown Unknown Four NGO staff members travelling in Surkh Rod district were injured when a Magnetic Improvised Explosive Device (MIED) attached to an NGO rented vehicle detonated. Yes Official Report
2926 Apr 11 2020 Mali 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 15.822778 -3.698611 Unknown Unknown Four national staff members of a local NGO were reportedly kidnapped in the commune of Fittouga, 7 km south of Saraf Pending Official Report
1065 Oct 18 2010 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 13.1909231 22.7402454 Unknown Unknown A contracted truck was attacked on the road and the driver's assistant killed. Yes Focal Point
1325 Jul 10 2012 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.68747 64.29318 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Armed groups stopped two trucks carrying food aid, kidnapped the drivers and burned the vehicles. One driver was released on 10 July, following negotiations with local elders. The other driver escaped on 14 July. Yes Official Report
1859 Nov 25 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.292374 70.574089 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Three NGO staff were abducted by opposition forces from their private vehicle as they drove toward Jalalabad. Tribal elders negotiated their release three days later. Yes Official Report
2396 Apr 5 2018 Myanmar 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 16.945935 97.959286 Host State Unknown One male NGO volunteer was shot and killed in southeastern Kayin state. According to reports and a statement by the NGO, the volunteer was returning home on the back of a motorbike from a meeting to help organize humanitarian relief for displaced villagers when he was shot by a Burmese soldier. Yes Media
2927 Apr 17 2020 DR Congo 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road -4.200656 29.024874 Unknown Unknown Four INGO staff members were reportedly kidnapped while travelling in two vehicles in between Fizi and Baraka in South Kivu. Their whereabouts and the perpetrators are unknown at this time. Pending Media
1066 Jun 5 2010 Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 14.5844444 29.4917691 Unknown Unknown A contracted truck was attacked when it broke down and the driver's assistant was killed. The driver was injured. Yes Focal Point
1594 Oct 22 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 34.002473 62.224309 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two local NGO workers were shot and wounded when the bus they were traveling on was fired at by armed men attempting an ambush at an illegal checkpoint. The bus kept driving and victims received medical treatment. Yes Official Report
1860 Nov 24 2014 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road -1.183699 29.450173 Unknown Unknown One INGO employee was killed an another injured in a carjacking attempt. Yes Official Report
530 Feb 17 2007 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Ambush Public location 14.5844444 29.4917691 Unknown Unknown One UN national staff assaulted by a group of unidentified men while walking home in southern Sudan, 17 Feb. Victim was beaten with sticks and sustained injuries. The attackers took his money and other personal belongings. Archived Archived
797 Aug 30 2008 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 1.79767 44.90755 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff shot and injured while travelling in a private vehicle in Merka, 30 August 2008. Yes Focal Point
1067 Nov 25 2010 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.033333 45.35 Unknown Unknown A vehicle hired by a UN agency was shot at and the driver was injured while picking up staff from the airport. Yes Focal Point
1327 Jul 11 2012 Somalia 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 2 4 3 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 6.76972 47.43083 Non-state armed group: Subnational Unknown Two Kenyan aid workers and a Somali doctor working for an international NGO were kidnapped by Somali pirates, and their driver was wounded. UPDATE: After nearly two years, the three kidnapped staff were released on 5 June 2014. Yes Media
1595 Oct 23 2013 Sudan 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 12.008688 24.840129 Unknown Unknown The head of a Sudanese NGO was killed when armed carjackers ambushed and hijacked the NGO vehicle. Another NGO staff member and a police officer were also injured. The attack happened about 15 kilometers southwest of Nyala. Pending Media
263 Oct 2003 Liberia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Unknown 5.7499721 -9.3658524 Non-state armed group: National Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) 1 INGO national staff robbed and assaulted by passing LURD patrol. Archived Archived
1068 Nov 1 2010 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 34.75921 68.04579 Unknown Unknown A convoy of contracted trucks came under attack and two drivers were injured. Yes Focal Point
1596 Oct 30 2013 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 12.699185 24.99564 Unknown Unknown A UN contractor was carjacked and abducted by unknown criminals while driving along the Nyala-El Fasher road. Yes Official Report
1863 Dec 3 2014 Somalia 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Body-borne IED Ambush Road 2.033333 45.35 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab Four Somali staff of a security firm contracted by the UN were killed when an Al Shabaab suicide bomber attacked a UN convoy near the Mogadishu airport. Pending Media
2399 Apr 11 2018 Niger 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 14.733193 0.917772 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A German aid worker for an INGO was abducted while traveling close to the border with Mali. Traveling with four other national colleagues, the vehicle was surrounded by armed men on motorbikes. The Nigerian nationals were assaulted and left behind (not counted here at this time until further details can be verified) and the vehicle was set on fire before they were freed. The kidnapping occurred near Ayorou. Yes Media
6 May 7 1997 Sierra Leone 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Unknown Ambush Road 8.6400349 -11.8400269 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver killed and 2 UN national staff wounded when UN assessment team ambushed May 7. Archived Archived
264 Oct 3 2003 Sudan 0 10 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 Landmine Ambush Road 12 30.75 Unknown Unknown 8 INGO national staff killed, 2 national staff wounded when their vehicle hit a mine on the road from Kauda to Karkar, Oct 3. Archived Archived
1069 Mar 23 2010 Ethiopia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 8 39 Unaffiliated Oromo clan A convoy of contracted trucks was attacked with rudimentary weapons by the Oromo clan and food looted while on the road through Oromo territory; two drivers were slightly injured. Yes Focal Point
1864 Dec 10 2014 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.316675 17.46667 Unknown Unknown An INGO vehicle was ambushed by armed men while it carried a patient to a hospital. The driver (and the patient) received serious stab wounds. Yes Official Report
2136 Jun 30 2015 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.706199 69.383108 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three staff members were abducted while leaving a project site at an unauthorized checkpoint. The staff were released 5 days later after community negotiations. Yes Focal Point
2400 Apr 21 2018 Yemen 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 13.577589 44.017799 Unknown Unknown An ICRC vehicle was ambushed on Saturday morning, April 21st while traveling on the outskirts of Taiz. One male international aid worker from Lebanon was shot and killed in the attack. Colleagues traveling with him in the vehicle were unharmed. Yes Media
265 Nov 2003 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.5448968 68.4132108 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff wounded and 1 international staff shot and killed in car in Ghazni. Archived Archived
1070 Oct 13 2010 Haiti 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 18.53917 -72.335 Unknown Unknown A convoy of contracted trucks was attacked. Two drivers were shot and injured. Yes Focal Point
2137 Sep 18 2015 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Roadside IED Ambush Road 34.014552 69.192392 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A staff member and their family were killed on holiday after driving over RIED. Yes Focal Point
1071 Nov 11 2010 Haiti 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown 19.75778 -72.20417 Unknown Unknown A contracted truck was attacked by 12 unidentified perpetrators. Food stolen and driver injured. Yes Focal Point
267 Nov 4 2003 Iraq 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Landmine Ambush Road 33.3024248 44.3787992 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff injured by landmine en route to airport in Baghdad, Nov 4. Archived Archived
802 Jan 8 2009 Occupied Palestinian Territories 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shelling Ambush Road 31.4772871 34.3215106 Host state Isreali Defence Forces (IDF) 1 UN national staff driver killed and 1 UN national staff driver injured when UN convoy was hit by tank shell in Gaza. UN suspended all operations. Archived Archived
1072 Sep 24 2010 Uganda 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 2.020556 34.584167 Unknown Unknown A contracted truck was attacked by armed warriors and the driver's assistant injured. Yes Focal Point
2403 Apr 24 2018 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 5.6372 31.7153 Unknown Unknown Armed assailants shot at a private vehicle that was travelling from Terekeka to Tali. Overtaking the vehicle in Lwoki, they fired, killing the driver and one of the passengers, who worked for an INGO and was reporting back to his duty station. Yes Official Report
268 Nov 9 2003 Iraq 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 30.1125 47.71773 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff wounded when vehicle fired on between Basra and Safwan, Nov 9. Archived Archived
1073 Jan 20 2010 Yemen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 16.308528 43.403557 Unknown Unknown A UN-contracted truck driver was attacked while on the road and seriously injured. Yes Focal Point
1333 Nov 16 2007 Sri Lanka 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 9.6649255 80.0091719 Unknown Unknown A local staffer of an INGO was ambushed and shot dead on his way home from a Temple service. Yes Official Report
1868 Dec 23 2014 Yemen 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 13.5831 43.9927 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Militants shot and killed a volunteer YRCS Taiz branch officer and his volunteer driver. Yes Media
2140 Mar 24 2015 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.706199 69.383108 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three INGO staff members were abducted while driving to a project site. They were released one day later. Yes Focal Point
2404 Apr 25 2018 South Sudan 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 10 2 0 8 Kidnapping Ambush Road 4.095271 30.677505 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Ten aid workers were abducted from a mixed-agency convoy that was travelling just outside Yei town in Central Equatorial. They were on their way to Tore to conduct a humanitarian needs assessment. Three of the aid workers are from two different UN agencies, one from a national NGO and six from three different INGOs. The team was reportedly being held in Minyori by an armed group. All ten aid workers were detained for more than five days before being released on April 30th. Yes Official Report
11 Jun 1997 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 2.25 41.16667 Non-state armed group: Regional Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya 1 UN national staff beheaded by Al-Ittihad militia after ambush near Tulo-Burago village in Gedo region. Another 3 UN national staff (not included) bound, questioned and later released. The victim, a senior SNF Commander, was the apparent target of the Al-Ittihad militia. Yes Focal Point
1074 Nov 26 2010 Yemen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 15.337484 44.184304 Unknown Unknown A convoy of contracted trucks was attacked, one driver injured and food looted. Yes Focal Point
1334 Jul 4 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.00037 68.71346 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An NGO staff member was stopped and forcibly detained by armed opposition members on his way to his home village. He was released two days later after intervention by village elders, paying a fine, and promising to cease work for the NGO which the opposition group said was not properly "registered" Yes Official Report
1602 Oct 13 2013 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 3 3 7 0 0 7 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.899383 36.763292 Non-state armed group: Global Islamic State (IS) Six ICRC staff and one Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer were abducted by gunmen who had opened fire on the Red Cross convoy as they were traveling to Damascus. Three ICRC staff and the one Red Crescent volunteer were released the next day. The ICRC is awaiting information on the remaining three. Reports from ICRC in April 2019 indicate the remaining international staff member and two national staff members may still be alive, although specific information about their whereabouts is unknown. Yes Media
1869 Jan 14 2015 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 12.05 24.883333 Unknown Unknown While using his private vehicle, an INGO national staff member was abducted while dropping off a colleague at home. He was released on 5th February. Yes Official Report
538 May 8 2007 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 31.6257334 65.7145053 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver was shot dead on the way to work in the southern province of Kandahar by unidentified men on a motorbike. Police are now looking for the assassins Archived Archived
1075 Jul 3 2010 Yemen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 15.654815 43.94099815 Unknown Unknown A UN-contracted truck was attacked and food looted. A driver's assistant was injured. Yes Focal Point
271 Dec 18 2003 Angola 0 7 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 Landmine Ambush Road -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 6 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded by landmine, Dec 18. Archived Archived
1076 Oct 17 2010 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.3508273 62.2164003 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two UN-contracted staff members were abducted by a group of militants while returning from a mission. One employee was released on 28 Oct while the other was released on 4 Nov; both unharmed. Yes Focal Point
1336 Jul 14 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.25 68 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A nurse working for an NGO-run clinic was kidnapped by a dozen armed opposition members on motorcycles and held for three days. He was interrogated to determine whether he had any government affiliation, and when it was determined he did not he was allowed to call his family and village elders for a negotiated release. Yes Official Report
1604 Nov 22 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Unknown Ambush Road 36.727865 68.867998 Non-state armed group: National Unknown One female and one male NGO staff member were injured when their NGO vehicle was attacked by anti-government forces. Three other NGO staff were on board, and they were rescued by Afghan Local Police after an attempted kidnapping. Yes Official Report
1871 Jan 7 2015 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 9.357274 28.582716 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) A local driver for an INGO was assaulted by two SPLA soldiers when stopped at a roundabout while driving in Agok. The soldiers, who had stopped behind him in their own vehicle, forced him out of his car. UNISFA soldiers intervened to stop the attack. Pending Archived
14 Jun 19 1997 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road -0.36667 42.53333 Non-state armed group: Regional Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya 1 INGO driver killed by Al Ittihad militia in Kismayo on June 19. Archived Archived
540 Mar 24 2007 Sri Lanka 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 Landmine Ambush Road 8.9780188 79.9148547 Host state Sri Lanka Armed Forces 1 NGO national staff killed and 3 national staff injured when Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers exploded a claymore mine targeting a vehicle belonging to the aid agency in Mannar at around 12.30pm on Saturday. Archived Archived
808 Feb 2 2009 Pakistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 30.182971 66.998734 Non-state armed group: Subnational Balochistan Liberation United Front 1 UN international (American) staff official kidnapped and 1 UN national staff driver was killed when gunmen working for the Balochistan Liberation United Front stopped their vehicle; released two months later, 4 April. Archived Archived
1079 Nov 13 2010 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Unknown 5 47 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A driver contracted by a UN agency was shot and killed and food aid was looted. The incident was apparently linked to a clan dispute. Yes Official Report
2410 May 13 2018 Mali 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 14.52371 -4.118498 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Four INGO staff members traveling in an unmarked vehicle were fired upon by an armed group in the Mopti region, approximately three miles (five kilometers) east of Sambere village. Two of the aid workers were wounded and needed to be medically evacuated. Yes Official Report
2941 May 14 2020 Central African Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 7 19.183333 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One NGO driver was critically shot and later died in hospital after his NGO vehicle was ambushed on the road in Yagarandji Forest, 15km south of Kaga-Bandoro by an unknown armed group. The three other passengers were unharmed. Pending Official Report
543 Jun 11 2007 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 7.24269 16.44059 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (French) staff shot and killed Monday while traveling from the group's regional base in the African country as part of an "exploratory mission'' checking on health conditions in the town of N'Gaoundal. Rebels control much of the area where the victim was killed, but it was unclear whether they were involved in the attack Archived Archived
1340 Aug 4 2012 Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 11 31 Unknown Unknown One UN staffer was killed and one wounded when traveling in a marked UN vehicle, fired upon by two unknown assailants. Pending Media
2411 May 13 2018 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road -4.86362 28.75435 Unknown Unknown One INGO staff member was abducted near Penemede, near the administrative border between South Kivu and Maniema, when armed men ambushed an INGO motorcycle convey composed of five workers. Two motorcycles were also taken in the attack. The whereabouts of the worker and the motive for the attack are unknown at this time. Yes Official Report
276 Jan 2004 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 0 42 Unknown Unknown 1 UN international staff abducted North of Kismayo on the way to Jamaame in Lower Juba Region; released after 9 days. Archived Archived
1610 Nov 27 2013 Afghanistan 0 7 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 35.881989 64.686842 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Six Afghan staff of an INGO were killed and one was wounded when they were attacked by insurgents, who opened fire on them. The aid workers, who were working on different projects, may have been deliberately singled out for attack. Yes Official Report
2148 Jul 9 2016 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.555349 69.207486 Unknown Unknown One INGO international aid worker was abducted from her car while travelling home from an appointment in Kabul. Reportedly, the assailants were not part of the Taliban. The aid worker was released on July 23rd. Yes Media
2412 May 14 2018 South Sudan 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 0 0 2 2 12 0 0 12 Kidnapping Ambush Road 5.178817 27.956335 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Twelve NGO members went missing in Western Equatorial, near Yangiri, while en route from Tambura to Yambio in a mixed-agency marked convoy. One staff member was able to escape, ten were released on May 18th after negotiations. The last two aid workers, one national and one international, were released on, or around, May 24th. Yes Official Report
277 Jan 2004 Iraq 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Roadside IED Ambush Road 30.4952367 47.8090981 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff wounded when vehicle hit by roadside bomb in Basra. Archived Archived
812 Feb 21 2009 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 12.05 24.883333 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff killed when bandits opened fire on a passenger bus. Archived Archived
1082 Jan 6 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 35.5532126 66.2426766 Unknown Unknown The driver of a private car with five NGO staff was lightly wounded when their vehicle did not stop at an illegal checkpoint. He managed to drive away from the scene. Yes Official Report
1342 Jul 31 2012 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 7 7 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.117076 20.0670036 Unknown Unknown Seven staffers of a foreign Red Cross society were kidnapped after their vehicle was ambushed in Benghazi. Pending Media
2149 Jul 27 2016 Nigeria 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Road 11.529264 13.653517 Unknown Unknown An attack on a humanitarian convoy injured one UN aid worker and another from an International Organization. Both were hospitalized as a result of the attack, which occurred on the road between Bama and Maiduguri. Travel to high-risk areas was temporarily suspended. Yes Official Report
278 Jan 2004 Kenya 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Road 1.4419683 38.4313975 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff wounded and local NGO national staff wounded in vehicle carjacking and robbery. Archived Archived
1343 Aug 9 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.35 63.37333 Unknown Unknown A doctor working for a national NGO was kidnapped while traveling on public transportation. He was released following negotiations by community leaders. Yes Official Report
279 Feb 14 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Unknown Ambush Unknown 32.607111 62.671011 Unknown Unknown 4 NGO national staff killed in Farah ambush, Feb 14. Archived Archived
2151 Jun 23 2016 Bangladesh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 23.736083 90.363067 Unknown Unknown An INGO national staff member was shot in the leg through the window of his car when he was ambushed by assailants on motorcycles in Hazaribagh while on his way to work. The armed robbers stole a significant amount of money that he had withdrawn from a cash machine shortly before the incident. Yes Media
2415 May 22 2018 South Sudan 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 Kidnapping Ambush Road 4.959847 31.210376 Unknown Unknown Seven INGO staff members traveling in and INGO vehicle convoy were ambushed and held by the unknown assailants in Western Equatorial between Lanyi and Gado. Reports indicate the motive was likely economic and the kidnapping was simply a result of an unplanned ambush. There is no follow-up information available at this time. Yes Official Report
280 Feb 25 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Unknown Ambush Unknown 34.5197058 69.1624302 Unknown Unknown 5 NGO national staff killed in ambush northeast of Kabul, Feb 25. Archived Archived
548 May 29 2007 Uganda 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.79748245 34.18649998 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver killed in an ambush by gunmen, after which the UN agency temporarily suspended aid to half a million people in Uganda's drought-prone Karamoja region. Yes Focal Point
815 Apr 19 2009 Somalia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 4.000003 43.999993 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (Belgian doctor, Danish nurse)staff kidnapped on their way back from a project site; released April 28. Their abductors had demanded a ransom. Archived Archived
1085 Jan 11 2011 Pakistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 28 66 Unknown Unknown Three national staff of a local NGO (an implementing partner of a UN agency) were kidnapped by unidentified armed men. They were released several days later. Yes Official Report
1345 Aug 29 2012 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 37.20444 67.65944 Unknown Unknown A remote control IED detonated near an international organization's vehicle, injuring two national staff members. Yes Official Report
2152 Jun 29 2016 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.513807 36.276528 Unknown Unknown One Syrian Red Crescent driver was shot in the chest by a sniper while driving in a convoy that was delivering humanitarian relief supplies. He is recovering in a hospital in Damascus. Yes Media
2416 May 22 2018 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Bodily assault Ambush Road 1.572747 30.240077 Unknown Unknown Armed assailants ambushed an INGO vehicle that was transporting cash from an airfield to the city center in Irumu territory. When the vehicle came under fire, the four aid workers onboard abandoned the vehicle and ran to hide in the bush. Although two aid workers were able to escape, the other two were found by the gunmen. They were assaulted and stabbed. Yes Official Report
1346 Sep 2 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 35.82137 64.76505 Unknown Unknown An national NGO staffer was wounded by small arms fire at an illegal checkpoint Yes Official Report
1881 Feb 8 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road Unknown Unknown One Syrian Red Crescent volunteer was injured when unknown assailants fired upon the vehicle he was traveling in when delivering aid. Yes Official Report
2417 May 30 2018 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road 4.089045 30.681738 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A commercial vehicle carrying 15 passengers was attacked by armed men on the Yei-Kaya road about 9 miles (16 km) from Yei. Two people were killed during the ambush, one of which was a reportedly a local NGO aid worker. Yes Official Report
2687 Nov 4 2018 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 32.5 68.8 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One national INGO staff member while travelling through Paktika province, was kidnapped and subsequently murdered by his captors. Reports indicate the motive is unknown, but the perpetrators are Taliban members. Yes Focal Point
2949 Sep 15 2019 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road -4.325 15.322222 Unknown Unknown One national INGO staff member was injured when robbed at gunpoint while sitting in a cab. Yes Focal Point
1087 Jan 25 2011 Pakistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 29.79455 66.72068 Unknown Unknown Two workers for a local NGO (a driver and a female staff) were shot and killed on the spot while traveling 50 km from the provincial metropolois. Yes Official Report
2950 Jul 11 2019 DR Congo 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road -2.633333 26.1 Unknown Unknown Three INGO national staff were injured and one national staff member was killed during an ambush on the road. Yes Focal Point
25 Oct 1997 Angola 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver killed in ambush. Archived Archived
283 Feb 9 2004 Iraq 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 30.1125 47.71773 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff shot and wounded when vehicle ambushed in attempted hijacking between Basrah and Safwan, Feb 9. Archived Archived
551 Jun 17 2007 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 12.9096 23.47406 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff guard/pump operator shot and killed on way home from work- a water point in Khamsa Degaig camp for internally displaced persons in Zalingei, West Darfur, 17 June. The victim was ordered to stop by three unidentified men in civilian clothes. After refusing to stop, one of the three men shot him three times at point blank range and died immediately. Archived Archived
2155 Aug 16 2016 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road -1.398883 28.815942 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two INGO vehicles were ambushed along the Mweso-Kalembe road in Misinga village, North Kivu on August 16th. The armed assailants shot and wounded an international INGO staff member. Three national INGO staff members were also abducted during the attack and then released later on in the day. Yes Official Report
26 Oct 1997 Rwanda 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road -1.9646631 30.0644358 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver killed in ambush. Archived Archived
284 Mar 7 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.93911 67.709953 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One Red Crescent national staff member was shot dead in an ambush approximately 3 kilometers from Qalat, March 7. The Taliban has been suspected in this incident. Archived Archived
819 Mar 14 2009 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 12.05 24.883333 Unknown Unknown One UN national staff driver injured when UN agency-hired commercial truck transporting food supplies from El Obeid to Nyala was attacked by two armed bandits. The perpetrators, in an attempt to stop the vehicle, fired one shot which hit the driver on the arm. Though injured, the driver did not stop and continued to Nyala. Upon arrival, he was admitted to the Nyala Teaching hospital. Archived Archived
1089 Feb 1 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 34.2482128 70.1932137 Unknown Unknown Two days after the attack, the body of an NGO staff member was found by local villagers. It appears that the staff member was traveling on his motorcycle towards his home village when he was abducted and killed execution-style. Motivation for the killing was not established. Yes Official Report
1884 Dec 30 2014 Myanmar 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 20.816667 92.366667 Police or paramilitary Security Forces A national UN staff member was assaulted by security forces while on his way to visit family members. Yes Official Report
553 May 30 2007 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.4263009 22.6574884 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff abducted at gunpoint when two unknown armed men stopped an INGO vehicle returning from El Hamidiya IDP camp to Zalingei, 30 May. UNDSS informed the police and local commissioner about the incident, but the two staff members and vehicle are still missing. Yes Focal Point
2691 May 21 2019 South Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.775 33.59 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two UN agency staff members of a demining team were shot and seriously injured when ambushed by an armed group. The road ambush occurred after the team left Kapoeta on route to Buno minefield. The two staff members were flown to Juba for medical treatment. Yes Official Report
28 Oct 1997 Angola 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (German and Zimbabwean) staff killed in ambush. Archived Archived
288 Mar 21 2004 Somalia 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 3 0 1 2 Shooting Ambush Road 9.560335 44.069722 Non-state armed group: National Al-Ittihad al-Islami Two INGO (1 Kenyan national, 1 national) staff killed and 1 international (German) staff wounded in ambush in Somaliland at a roadblock outside the capital Hargeisa. Reportedly, members of Al-Ittihad al-Islami opened fire on the team. Archived Archived
821 Mar 15 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 36.727865 68.867998 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff injured when stopped by four armed individuals riding motorcycles.The employee was beaten and robbed of his valuables as well as his own motorcycle.After the beating he was released and warned against working with NGOs. Yes Official Report
1352 Sep 27 2012 Pakistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 25.5 69 Unknown Unknown A national NGO staffer was stopped on the road and kidnapped. The driver and other passenger were released shortly after the vehicle was hijacked. UPDATE: He was released 19th October 2012. Yes Official Report
1886 Feb 8 2015 Sudan 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Complex attack Ambush Road 10.55 34.283333 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three volunteers from the Sudanese Red Crescent were killed and one seriously injured while returning from the town of Kurmuk after supporting a humanitarian relief mission in the field. The staff were hit by RPG and machine gun fire. Yes Media
2158 Sep 1 2016 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.611246 28.466949 Unknown Unknown Two people were shot and killed while travelling between Baambaru and Yambio town. One of the victims (male) was a driver for an INGO and the other (female) was part of a church group (not counted here). Reportedly, the perpetrators did not take anything from the victims. Yes Official Report
555 Jun 27 2007 Somalia 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.033333 45.35 Unaffiliated Clan 2 INGO national staff a doctor and his driver killed by gunmen in southern Somalia. The doctor was slain late Wednesday in El-Berde, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) northwest of the capital Mogadishu. Orgnaization rep said he might have been a victim of an inter-clan feud in the region. Residents said the gunmen also shot the driver as he tried to protect the aid worker. "Three men armed with AK 47 rifles stopped the doctor in town and one of them shot him twice. His driver, Lel Idris, was also shot by another gunman while trying to protect the doctor," said Hassan Sheik Ali, a resident. Yes Focal Point
822 Mar 15 2009 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.99267 68.01635 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 1 NGO national staff driver was abducted with his vehicle in the vicinity of Ghandak village, early evening of 16 March. Following reported negotiations between the ANP and AOG elements, the NGO worker was released the next day. The NGO vehicle is believed to be still in the possession of AOG. Archived Archived
1353 Sep 30 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 32.40314 64.46959 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One NGO member of a demining team was killed and two wounded when a remote controlled IED detonated near their vehicle. It is unknown if they were specifically targetted. Yes Official Report
2159 Sep 5 2016 DR Congo 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road -1.64399 29.185867 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three INGO vehicles were intercepted by gunmen at Misinga village along Kalembe road. Three INGO workers were abducted. They were released on Wednesday, September 7th. Yes Official Report
1354 Oct 9 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Roadside IED Ambush Road 34.256395 70.787806 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A local NGO staff member was injured when a roadside IED detonated near a taxi that two staff members were traveling in. Reports deemed it unlikely that they were targetted, as they were traveling low-profile. Yes Official Report
2160 Sep 5 2016 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.724744 27.676277 Non-state armed group: Regional Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) Three INGO staff were shot at by suspected LRA rebels when traveling between Gangala and Masombo. The driver was shot in the shoulder and had to be admitted to a health center in Doruma and later medevac'd to Nyakonde. Yes Official Report
2694 May 11 2019 Nigeria 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Public location 11.833333 13.15 Non-state armed group: Regional Boko Haram One NGO national humanitarian worker was killed in an attack attributed to Boko Haram in Moranti, near Tashan Joni area of Maiduguri at 7:00pmLT. 8 bodies were recovered after the incident including the NGO worker, and four civilian bodies are still reported to be missing. Pending Media
31 Nov 1997 Congo 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Unknown Ambush Unknown -2.9814344 23.8222636 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC national staff killed and 2 wounded in ambush. Archived Archived
824 Mar 16 2009 Somalia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 3.80958 43.24628 Unknown Unknown 3 UN international (1 Azerbaijan, 1 Ghanean, 1 French) staff and 1 UN national staff abducted in Wajid, southern Somalia. They have been abducted by gunmen despite their own armed escort - and with no shots fired - as they prepared to leave the country for Nairobi. Archived Archived
1890 Aug 26 2014 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.171831 70.621679 Unknown Unknown NGO vehicle and driver were hijacked by armed persons in Rodat District while on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway. The driver was kidnapped and the vehicle was taken. An NGO staff member that was in the vehicle was injured in the attack but managed to escape. Yes Official Report
2959 Aug 21 2019 Yemen 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 15.666667 43.933333 Unknown Unknown One INGO national staff member was shot and wounded after his vehicle was ambushed on the road in Thi Yai village near Dhamar city. Yes Focal Point
292 Apr 8 2004 Iraq 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.42056 43.30778 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (Japanese) staff kidnapped on road near Ramadi by Saraya al Mujahideen, April 8. Archived Archived
558 Jul 9 2007 Iraq 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 30.4952367 47.8090981 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff doctor kidnapped early on Monday on his way home from work and killed in the southern city of Basra. The organisation has suspended its demining programme in the region until the circumstances of the murder have been clarified. His body was found two days later and the preliminary investigation does not indicate that this crime was an attack against the demining work" of the organisation. Yes Official Report
1095 Apr 5 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Shooting Ambush Road 34.95 71.13333 Unknown Unknown Three NGO staff received moderate to severe gunshot wounds when their vehicle was stopped by a group of gunmen who quickly opened fire on their vehicle. Yes Official Report
1891 Feb 8 2015 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road -1.658501 29.220455 Unknown Unknown An INGO worker was driving in his private vehicle when armed individuals, who were attempting to stop the car, opened fire. The INGO worker was taken to hospital. Yes Official Report
2162 Sep 2 2016 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.418592 32.510519 Unknown Unknown A commercial vehicle contracted by an INGO to deliver supplies came under fire while on the Magwi-Torit road close to Torit town in Eastern Equatorial. The driver and a passenger (not currently counted in this incident) were shot and had to receive medical attention. Yes Official Report
559 Jul 13 2007 Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Unknown Ambush Road 32 67.25 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 1 donor agency national staff killed and 2 national staff injured Friday after suspected Taliban ambushed their convoy Yes Official Report
1096 Apr 10 2011 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Unknown -3.39534 29.13779 Unknown Unknown Two staff (one national, one international) were wounded when unidentified armed men in military uniforms attacked and looted an INGO vehicle. Yes Official Report
1892 Jan 6 2015 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 9.788911 28.412623 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Five armed men attacked a team of 8 UN contractors that were working on a demining project and hijacked their vehicle. The driver was kidnapped and found unharmed on 8th January. Yes Official Report
2697 Apr 19 2018 Mali 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 Bodily assault Ambush Road 16.083333 -1.75 Unknown Unknown While travelling in Gourma Rharous District, 4 national INGO staff members (1 male, 2 female, 1 unknown) received blunt force trauma injuries when they were robbed on the highway. The staff members received medical attention for their injuries, and there is no further information available at this time regarding the criminal perpetrators. Yes Focal Point
294 Apr 2004 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 2.25 41.16667 Unknown Unknown One INGO national staff seriously wounded when vehicle ambushed by clan militia near Belet-Hawa. Appeared to be revenge for theft by a rival clan. Archived Archived
560 Jul 18 2007 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34 69.25 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff were shot and killed in an attack in Logar Province southeast of the capital Kabul by unidentified gunmen. Archived Archived
1097 Apr 22 2011 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 7.4 32.4 Unknown Unknown A national staff of a UN agency was wounded when the convoy he was traveling with was ambushed by unknown armed elements wearing military uniforms. Yes Official Report
1358 Oct 14 2012 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.20219 64.864222 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Four national staffers of an INGO were kidnapped while driving back from a project site. They were held until Oct 21 and interrogated by an armed opposition group, before being released unharmed. Yes Official Report
1893 Feb 21 2015 Myanmar 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 21.265956 97.67189 Non-state armed group: Subnational Kokang rebels A Myanmar Red Cross volunteer was injured in an attack on a Red Cross convoy traveling from Laukkai. Clashes between ethnic Kokang rebels and the Myanmar army have flared up in recent weeks, although the Myanmar Nationalities Democratic Alliance Army (the main Kokang rebel group) denied any part in the attack. Yes Media
1359 Oct 14 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.033527 60.834829 Unknown Unknown Four staff of a local NGO were abducted from their vehicle, which was being used as an ambulance, while they were providing health services to the patients. They were all released unharmed 6 days later. Yes Official Report
1628 Dec 17 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.405904 70.359338 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One UN Agency Implementing Partner staff member was traveling in the organization's vehicle when stopped by an armed group and subsequently abducted. Yes Official Report
829 Mar 21 2009 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Ambush Unknown 13.4263009 22.6574884 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff was beaten in ambush - 4 national staff of 2 INGOs were returning to Archived Archived
1099 Mar 29 2011 Cote D'Ivoire 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 5.30966 -4.01266 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A local staff, the head of an INGO, was kidnapped by an armed group while he was headed to a suburb of Abidjan to evacuate staff after violent clashes in that area. He was released two days later. Yes Official Report
2964 Apr 27 2020 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.408056 32.575 Unknown Unknown One UN agency contracted truck carrying food items in the Hokuma-Mafi area between Kapoeta and Torit was ambushed by unknown armed men, shot at and robbed. The assistant driver was shot in his stomach, but managed to reach the hospital in Kapoeta for care and is reported in stable condition. Pending Official Report
297 May 23 2004 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Landmine Ambush Road 36 67.666667 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff killed, 1 national staff injured when vehicle hit landmine in Samangan, May 23. Archived Archived
563 Aug 20 2007 Sri Lanka 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 9.6669 80.0181 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff injured by unidentified gunmen on motorcycles in Jaffna, as they traveled to work. The group, which has 300 staff in Jaffna, had suspended its work on the peninsula to determine how to improve staff security. Yes Official Report
1100 Apr 23 2011 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 7.181962 32.356095 Unknown Unknown A national staff of a UN agency was killed during an attack by armed assailants while traveling on duty. Yes Official Report
1896 Feb 17 2015 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.869394 31.581437 Unknown Unknown A British aid worker was shot in his car by someone in a secondary vehicle that had pulled up behind him while he was returning to the organizational compound. Pending Media
38 Jan 1998 DR Congo 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road -2.9814344 23.8222636 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC national staff driver killed in ambush. Archived Archived
1101 Apr 19 2011 Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 8.927721 29.788925 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) Two national staff (drivers) of a UN agency went missing after their vehicle was comandeered by SPLA and were forced to drive, carrying SPLA soldiers, into an area of active conflict. Yes Official Report
1362 Nov 8 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.328069 70.165275 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable An NGO staff member was shot and killed after his private taxi was stopped by an armed group and he was singled out among passengers. The group reportedly accused him of being an agent of the Afghan and American governments before killing him. Yes Official Report
2432 Jun 25 2017 Syrian Arab Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Public location 35.931027 36.641778 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One male aid worker was wounded in a VBIED attack that occurred in a public location in Idlib, Syria. He was not the intended target of the attack but was wounded as a result. Yes Focal Point
2702 Sep 10 2018 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.5 68.8 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One international INGO staff member was reportedly kidnapped by Taliban members, due to mistaken identity. The staff member was travelling in Paktika Province when the road ambush occurred. He was released two days later. Yes Focal Point
2966 May 20 2020 Central African Republic 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 5.593275 16.336487 Non-state armed group: Subnational Fulanis tribe One NGO driver was reportedly ambushed and beaten at 9:00LT by seven armed Fulanis tribesmen near a village 90km east of Bouar. The perpetrators stole cash, documents and other personal items. The driver is being treated at the Bouar hospital. Pending Official Report
299 May 2004 Iraq 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 31.05799 46.25726 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff wounded when vehicle fired upon while on road to Nasiriyah. Archived Archived
565 Sep 12 2007 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 36.734772 70.811995 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (Bangladeshi) staff who was working for an agency providing small financial support for locals was shot dead by two unknown gunmen while he was traveling in on a motorbike northeastern Badakhshan province on Wednesday afternoon. Some locals said another Bengalese was injured, but the police did not confirm (not included). No one has claimed responsibility, and the motivation for the attack was not immediately known. But the police said one suspect was arrested. Local officials blamed the killing on highway robbers. Archived Archived
1102 May 13 2011 Ethiopia 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Unknown 8.53056 44.795 Unknown Unknown One UN driver was killed, another staff wounded, and two staff captured when their UN agency vehicle was attacked by gunmen, in an area where pro-government forces are engaged in counter-insurgency operations against the ONLF. Each side blamed the other for the attack. UPDATE: the 2 kidnapped individuals were released on 30 June. Pending Media
1363 Nov 10 2012 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.26087 70.77672 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable An NGO national staffer was kidnapped after an armed group ambushed the taxi he was traveling in. Yes Official Report
1898 Feb 17 2015 Myanmar 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 21.156717 97.573478 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two volunteers from the Myanmar Red Cross Society were injured when the convoy that they were traveling in was attacked. The volunteers were part of humanitarian Red Cross marked convoy that was evacuating civilians displaced by fighting in the northern Shan state. The volunteers were taken to hospital with head and abdominal wounds and one of them required surgery for their wounds. Update: Despite receiving medical attention, one of the volunteers passed away on 27 March, 2015, as a result of the gunshot wound sustained in the attack. Yes Media
2433 Oct 1 2017 Yemen 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.577589 44.017799 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A Non-State Armed Actor abducted one male national INGO staff member in Taiz, Yemen. He was released nine days after negotiations on October 9th. Yes Focal Point
2703 Jun 10 2019 South Sudan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 8.76328 29.856159 Unknown Unknown While travelling from Khat to Boaw in Koch district, the NGO vehicle was shot at by unknown criminals and kept driving. Two national staff members were shot, and managed to continue moving until the Tar Jath airfield near Rier. They were transported to a medical clinic in Bentiu, and later to Juba. Yes Official Report
2967 May 25 2020 Central African Republic 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 3 2 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 7.413557 18.25028 Non-state armed group: Subnational Fulanis tribe 6 INGO national staff members, 3 women and 3 men, were reportedly kidnapped by suspected armed Fulanis tribesmen in Bokita village 3km north of Batangafo. The group were ambushed while returning from a cash work activity on the Kabo axis. MINUSCA contacted the assumed tribe leader and one female INGO staff member was released (not counted here). The rest are still being held, and all humanitarian activities in the area have been temporarily suspended. The following day the 5 staff were moved to the Mouvement Patriotique pour la Centrafrique/ Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de la Centrafrique (MPC/FPRC) base in Batangafo where negotiations for their release continue. All staff were released on May 31 following negotiations by local authorities between anti-Balaka and the Fulani community. Pending Official Report
1900 Feb 24 2015 Yemen 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 15.369445 44.191007 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One UN hired consultant and her translator were kidnapped from their car in Sana'a by armed men who were posing as police officers. After nearly six months in captivity, she was released in August 2015. Pending Media
2170 Apr 14 2016 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 2.826288 40.946045 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab A contracted driver for a UN agency was abducted by suspected Al Shabaab fighters near Likoley and Elade, Gedo region in Somalia while carrying humanitarian supplies to a distribution site. The truck was looted. As a result of this incident, deliveries of humanitarian supplies have not resumed to those areas. The driver was released after one week. Yes Focal Point
2434 Dec 12 2017 Yemen 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.577589 44.017799 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A Non-State Armed Group detained one male national INGO aid worker in Taiz on December 12th. He was released after negotiations in early January. Yes Focal Point
567 Sep 20 2007 Somalia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.11667 45.4 Unknown Unknown 1 national RC driver seriously injured when three gunmen armed with pistols carjacked a vehicle at Bakara market in Hawil-wadag district in Mogadishu. Yes Official Report
834 Apr 6 2009 Pakistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 34.6013314 73.3794724 Unknown Unknown 4 INGO national staff (female aid workers and their male driver) kidnapped and killed after they left Mansehra town to inspect a school for possible funding by a donor agency. Yes Focal Point
2435 Oct 22 2017 Mali 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 17.570692 -3.996166 Unknown Unknown Two national INGO staff members were kidnapped while they were traveling in a vehicle. No further information is available about this incident from the reporting agency, Yes Focal Point
43 Apr 15 1998 Somalia 0 0 1 7 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 9 10 2 0 8 Kidnapping Ambush Road 2.033333 45.35 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 9 internationals and 1 national working for ICRC/IFRC kidnapped as their aircraft landed in Mogadishu (5 ICRC internationals, 2 IFRC delegates, 1 national RC worker kidnapped along with 2 pilots (labelled here as ICRC)). The victims were a Somali, an American, a South African. Archived Archived
302 Jun 2 2004 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 5 0 0 5 Unknown Ambush Road 35 63.75 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO international and 2 national staff killed when vehicle ambushed in Badghis, June 2. The organization said it was suspending all activity across the country. Archived Archived
568 Sep 28 2007 Sudan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Unknown Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO national staff wounded when armed men ambushed an aid convoy in Darfur, which included eight staff members. The convoy was attacked some 25 miles south of Nyala. The INGO has scaled back its operations in South Darfur after its staff suffered three attacks within a week. Yes Focal Point
1902 Mar 12 2015 South Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Project site 4.85 31.6 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One INGO international aid worker and one national staff person were injured when their car was carjacked by a group of armed men. The aid worker was returning to his compound when the attack occurred at the gate of the compound. As the armed men were fleeing in the vehicle they stole, they indiscriminately shot rounds at the compound, hitting the INGO worker in the leg and the driver in the neck, both who have received medical attention for their wounds and will recover. Yes Focal Point
2970 May 24 2020 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 6.8001687 33.126717 Unaffiliated Youths One INGO truck driver was assaulted after he was forced to remain with a truck having mechanical problems through the night near Gumuruk Payam. During the night, 30 armed youths reportedly assaulted and robbed the driver, and the next day he was able to receive medical treatment at a clinic in Pibor. Pending Official Report
836 Apr 9 2009 Somalia 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 3.96983 42.44122 Unknown Unknown 3 NGO national staff shot and killed by hooded gunmen in a town near the Ethiopian border. The head of the relief group, which operates in southern Somalia, his colleague and the driver were killed as they were leaving for a field trip in a southwestern town on Thursday. Archived Archived
2971 Jan 23 2019 Mali 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 16.2716694 -0.04472 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One INGO national staff member was assaulted and injured after a group of 7 people were ambushed at an illegal checkpoint in Mamadou Talatou, Gao. Yes Focal Point
45 Apr 1998 Burundi 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown -3.3239046 29.3206183 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff ambushed and killed by bandits in Bujumbura, April 22. Archived Archived
837 Apr 12 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Unknown 33.4014634 69.8912294 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff operating in the district was abducted by four armed men as he dismounted his motorbike; released on 19 April at 1600 in Yaqubi District after the victim Yes Official Report
2438 Dec 17 2017 South Sudan 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 2 2 6 6 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 8.461161 25.680587 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO) Six aid workers were missing after an ambush on the road between Raga and Deim Zubier. It was reported that they may have been caught up in an attack on SPLA forces by the SPLA-IO. It was later confirmed that they (and their vehicles) were taken by opposition forces and held in Raj for approximately three days before being released. Yes Official Report
2972 Feb 8 2019 Mali 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 14.4842997 -4.18296 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 3 male INGO national staff members were kidnapped by an armed group in the area while travelling through Mopti region. They were held for 5 days then released. Yes Focal Point
46 Jun 9 1998 Sudan 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 3 Shooting Ambush Road 11 31 Unknown Unknown 2 UN national staff killed along with 1 national RC worker were killed when gunmen fired on a UN vehicle in South Kordofan June 9 (3 other RC workers wounded). Archived Archived
838 Apr 15 2009 Pakistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Body-borne IED Ambush Road 34.5 72 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed by suicide bomb while stopped at a police checkpoint. Yes Official Report
1108 Apr 2 2009 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.5 23.5 Unknown Unknown An INGO driver was abducted by eight armed bandits during a carjacking incident. He was released by the bandits and arrived in El Geneina town 3 days later. Yes Official Report
1369 Dec 5 2012 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.478418 69.76002 Unknown Unknown Three INGO staff (an international doctor, a national doctor, and a national staffer) were ambushed and kidnapped while travelling north on a secondary road towards Surobi town. They were held until 8 December, when negotiations led to the release of the 2 local staff, and an IMF operation forcibly rescued the foreign doctor. The crime was reportedly motivated by economic gains, but there were AOG elements/actors present. Yes Official Report
2973 Apr 3 2019 Haiti 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 19.356047 -72.583995 Criminal Unknown 2 male INGO national staff members were injured after being shot at an illegal criminal checkpoint while travelling between Port au Paix and Port au Prince. Yes Focal Point
47 Jun 25 1998 Ethiopia 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 6 1 0 5 Kidnapping Ambush Road 7 44 Non-state armed group: Regional Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya 6 ICRC international staff (1 Swiss, 5 Somali) abducted when travelling from Gode to Degeh Bur in three marked vehicles on June 25. On July 3 the Islamic group al-Ittihad al-Islami claimed responsibility, stating that the hostages were under investigation. Archived Archived
306 Jun 2004 Nigeria 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 9.6000359 7.9999721 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO national staff suffered minor injuries when they were ambushed, robbed and carjacked (in trunk) then abandoned. Archived Archived
572 Sep 2007 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Unknown 12.05 24.883333 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO nationals staff driver was tied up, beaten and treated at a UN clinic in Nyala. Archived Archived
1906 Mar 30 2015 Mali 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 17.570692 -3.996166 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A Malian Red Cross volunteer was ambushed by MUJAO while driving an aid truck from Goa to Niamey. Armed militants opened fire on the vehicle and shot the volunteer, who died. Another volunteer--the passenger--was wounded in the attack. The extent of the passenger's injuries is currently unknown. MUJAO allegedly stated that the INGO was attacked because it is "working for the enemy" Yes Official Report
2440 Dec 26 2017 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Project site 9.231487 29.800503 Aid recipient Internally Displaced People (IDPs) A group of internally displaced persons (IDPs) reportedly attacked a male national truck driver that was driving aid supplies into Bentiu POC camp. He was assaulted with spears in the buffer zone for unknown reasons. It should be noted that it is unclear whether the driver was contracted by a UN agency or an INGO (noted in the ASWD database as an INGO contractor with the information currently made available). He was referred to an INGO for treatment for the wounds that he sustained. Yes Official Report
2710 Apr 24 2019 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road -1.384977 28.092944 Unknown Unknown 2 national INGO staff members were ambushed approximately 18km outside the city of Walikale on the Malikale-Masisi road, while returning from Mpofi. During the ambush the 2 staff members were kidnapped by unknown perpetrators. The staff were later released. Yes ACLED
48 Jun 1998 Burundi 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 Unknown Ambush Unknown -3.3239046 29.3206183 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (Danish) staff killed by car thieves in Bujumbura. Archived Archived
307 Jun 19 2004 Uganda 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 2.75 32.9 Non-state armed group: Regional Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) 2 INGO national staff killed when food convoy to South Sudan ambushed by LRA about 15 km north of Kitgum town, June 19. Archived Archived
573 Sep 27 2007 Sri Lanka 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 8.9780188 79.9148547 Unknown Unknown 1 NGO national staff killed by roadside bomb. The victim was providing food for displaced people inside a rebel-held area in Mannar, Sri Lanka and was killed by a remotely launched mine attack. Yes Focal Point
1110 May 16 2009 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 13.5 23.5 Unknown Unknown One INGO staff member sustained head injuries during an attack that started when five armed men stopped and diverted an INGO rented truck with four national staff on board. The staff members were held for approximately three hours, robbed and beaten by perpetrators. Yes Official Report
1642 Jan 18 2014 Afghanistan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.073333 64.833889 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Three members of a UN-contracted demining team were stopped on the road and abducted by anti-government forces. UPDATE: The deminers were released on 5 February after tribal elders intervened. Yes Official Report
2177 Oct 14 2016 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.403983 32.57412 Unknown Unknown Gunmen jumped in front of a moving INGO vehicle and shot a number of rounds that hit the front, rear, and passenger's side of the car. Although the driver was able to drive away from the scene, the passenger, a national staff member for an INGO, was fatally shot in the incident. They were driving on the Torit-Katire road, south of Torit town. Yes Official Report
2441 Feb 6 2017 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 6.876992 31.306979 Unknown Unknown An INGO contracted driver was kidnapped in the Ajira area in Kajo Keji. Approximately eight men approached the vehicle when it was stopped due to a flat tire. It was a private vehicle but clearly marked with the INGO's flag. Other staff members were in the vehicle as well during the attack but they were released in the Bori area with their valuables intact. The vehicle and the driver were still missing when this was reported and their whereabouts were not able to be confirmed upon verification a year later. Yes Official Report
2711 Feb 19 2019 Burkina Faso 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.480656 -1.558156 Unknown Unknown A Red Cross vehicle was ambushed on route between Kaya and Djibo. Unknown perpetrators kidnapped three Red Cross staff and their driver. One staff was released on March 23, 2019, another on April 29, 2019, and one remains in captivity as of June 2020. Yes ACLED
49 Jul 8 1998 Uganda 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 1.5333554 32.2166578 Non-state armed group: Subnational Uganda National Rescue Front 1 UN national staff killed in ambush by guerrillas from the Uganda National Rescue Front II on July 8. Vehicle also robbed and blown up. Archived Archived
308 Jun 16 2004 Pakistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 29.30349 70.89848 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff seriously injured when five unidentified armed men opened fire on their vehicle near Maryan, June 16. Archived Archived
574 Sep 30 2007 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34 69.25 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff (driver and a skilled staffer) were snatched from the Baraki Barak district while travelling to Kabul. The two workers had completed a water and sanitation project in Logar when kidnapped by an armed gang Sunday. That the kidnappers had not made very specific demands but the main motive behind the abduction was ransom. The aid group was holding talks with the kidnappers through local elders but it would not pay a ransom. Archived Archived
1111 May 26 2009 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 13.4435 22.4452278 Unknown Unknown One INGO local staff was ambushed and shot by unknown armed persons while he was traveling on motorcycle. The staff member sustained gunshot wounds on his lower abdomen and was found by passerby, however he died shortly after. Yes Official Report
50 Jul 1998 Somalia 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 Unknown Ambush Road 8.3676771 49.083416 Unknown Unknown 2 UN national staff killed and 5 wounded when convoy attacked. Archived Archived
575 Oct 12 2007 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff trucking co partner was killed in South Darfur on the road between the state capital Nyala and the city of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, 12 October. Archived Archived
842 Apr 19 2009 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.37272 69.40648 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff abducted at an illegal vehicle checkpoint. Gunmen took the staff member after they questioned him and discovered material on him that indicated he was from an INGO. Yes Official Report
1112 Sep 8 2009 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 13.5 23.5 Unknown Unknown One driver shot and seriously wounded when an INGO convoy of two vehicles was ambushed. The incident occurred a few hundred metres from a GoS checkpoint. The perpetrators robbed the passengers of cash and fled. Yes Official Report
1373 Dec 2012 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 35.46208 63.46962 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A national staff doctor working for an INGO running health programs was shot and killed while driving home on his motorbike by two assassins, also on motorbikes. The staff member had been threatened in the past, as he and his brother, a local religious leader, had been vocal in their opposition to armed militants in the area. Yes Official Report
576 Oct 16 2007 Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 2 UN national staff contracted drivers contracted shot and killed by unidentified assailants in Darfur, 16 October. The incident occured in South Darfur on the road between the town of Ed Daien and the city of El Obeid. The men were returning to El Obeid after delivering supplies. Archived Archived
1645 Jan 25 2014 Somalia 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 6.769709 47.430831 Unknown Unknown The director of a local NGO was shot by unknown individuals while on his way home. Yes Media
2180 Oct 17 2016 South Sudan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.846295 31.607173 Unknown Unknown Two national staff members for a local NGO were hurt during a scuffle with a perpetrator that tried to rob them of their valuables while they were travelling on a boda-boda between Hai Malakal and Munuki in the afternoon. Although their injuries were minor, they did require medical attention at a nearby clinic. Yes Official Report
2978 May 31 2020 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 5.80801 31.649172 Unknown Unknown One NGO vehicle with 3 staff was ambushed in Cuiecok village between Terekeka and Awerial by unknown armed perpetrators demanding money. When the staff refused, the driver was shot in the hand as they left the area. Pending Official Report
1646 Feb 8 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shelling Ambush Road 34.728099 36.718627 Unknown Unknown One Syrian Arab Red Crescent driver was injured when an aid convoy came under attack from mortars and gunfire as it was exiting Homs. Yes Official Report
2979 Jan 8 2019 Guatemala 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 14.766667 -91.183333 Unknown Unknown One INGO male staff member was injured after he was assaulted by unknown perpetrators who ambushed a bus and robbed its passengers. The bus was travelling from Solola to Chimaltenango, when 6 passengers began shooting on the bus, threatening the passengers, and disrupting the route. The staff member had his injuries checked at a medical clinic. Yes Focal Point
1912 Apr 18 2015 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.728591 68.868066 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One international INGO worker was kidnapped when stopped at an illegal checkpoint manned by anti-government forces that were posing as Afghan Notional Police officers. Update: the German aid worker, who was abducted by the Taliban, fled from the perpetrators on May 29th. Yes Official Report
2980 Jan 17 2019 Philippines 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 6.22 125.07 Unknown Unknown Two INGO staff members travelling by motorbike in Polomolok were shot when unknown perpetrators on separate motorbikes ambushed the staff members, killing one and seriously injuring the other. Once the injured staff regained consciousness he realized all their belongings were taken including their motorbike. Yes Focal Point
1116 Jun 2 2011 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Landmine Ambush Road 8.65 29.85 Unknown Unknown A driver contracted by an INGO to transport supplies was killed when his vehicle was struck by a landmine. Several other people were also killed, but they were not working for the contractor or the INGO. Yes Official Report
1648 Feb 8 2014 Mali 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Kidnapping Ambush Road 16.304936 -0.024646 Non-state armed group: Regional The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) Four ICRC staff members and a veterinarian from another aid organization were kidnapped by MUJAO, a jihadist militant group, while traveling from Kidal to Gao. UPDATE: All five were rescued on 17 April 2014 by French troops near Timbuktu; they are in good health. Yes Media
2183 Nov 5 2016 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.549399 69.164563 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A female Australian aid worker for an INGO was abducted in the Qala-e-Fatullah area of Kabul. No group has currently claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. The INGO staff member was taken while she was with her driver and it is currently unclear what happened to him. Update: On Wednesday, 15th March 2017 it was reported that the international aid worker was released on March 14th, 2017. Yes Media
314 Aug 30 2004 Iraq 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Unknown Ambush Road 31.9892 44.3291 Unknown Unknown 4 RC national staff wounded when convoy attacked on road from Baghdad to Najaf, Aug 30. Archived Archived
2184 Nov 8 2016 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 6.91944 17.424316 Unknown Unknown An INGO male staff member was shot and killed by armed men while he was driving his motorcycle to work. Yes Official Report
2718 Jun 15 2019 South Sudan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.775 33.59 Unaffiliated Community members Two male national NGO staff members, one team leader and a driver, were injured when beaten and dragged from their vehicles after their convoy was stopped by a group of villagers in Eastern Equatorial. The aid worker victims were part of an NGO team of enumerators, who were reportedly targeted by the villagers because of their perceived ethnicity and affiliation. After the two staff members were dragged from the convoy and beaten, some community members contacted the NGO and confirmed their positions which deescalated the situation and the NGO team vehicles were allowed to depart the area. Yes Official Report
56 Sep 1998 Kosovo 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 4 1 0 3 Landmine Ambush Road 42.56231965 20.9060579 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC male national staff killed and 3 ICRC (1 international New Zealand, 2 nationals) staff wounded when ICRC car hit landmine. Archived Archived
581 Oct 31 2007 Uganda 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Unknown Ambush Road 2.75 32.9 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff killed and 1 national staff wounded, who escaped, by gunmen in Amuru district on Wednesday. Banditry is rife across northern Uganda, scarred by two decades of insurgency by the LRA and widespread cattle rustling by AK-47-toting Karamojong warriors. Both have a habit of ambushing then looting civilian vehicles."We suspect these were just armed thugs who targeted the cash," an army spokesman for northern Uganda, told Reuters. "It doesn't look like an LRA attack and there are no Karamojong warriors in Amuru."The LRA normally burn vehicles after attacks, but Magezi said the attackers merely robbed cash and escaped. Archived Media
1118 Jun 7 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.22706 70.14675 Unknown Unknown While on his way from his home to the office, a locally hired NGO employee was shot and injured. Yes Official Report
1379 Dec 12 2012 Pakistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.1509848 71.7593219 Unknown Unknown Another polio vaccinator was shot and killed in her car. Pending Media
2450 Feb 19 2017 Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 12.862807 30.217636 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A contracted truck for a UN agency was driving between Diffra and Gola when an armed man attempted to block the road. The driver was able to speed up and avoid the ambush but the perpetrator shot off two rounds, hitting the passenger and killing him and wounding the driver in the thigh. The driver was taken to a UN medical center for treatment. The contracted team was on-duty at the time of the attack. Yes Focal Point
1119 Jun 7 2011 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Public location 34.22706 70.14675 Unknown Unknown A second employee from the NGO office was targeted by gunmen as he was walking in the DAC area, suffering gunshots wounds to his body. Yes Official Report
1380 Jan 1 2013 Pakistan 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 1 6 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34.047569 72.403637 Unknown Unknown Seven national NGO staff, six females and one male, were shot and killed by gunmen on motorcyles who ambushed their vehicle. The workers were involved with a community health and education center that provided immunizations, among other services. Yes Official Report
1652 Feb 18 2014 Pakistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.540046 71.463185 Unknown Unknown An INGO-contracted driver was shot in the arm by a man fleeing on a motorcycle; the driver was hospitalized and is in stable condition. Two other staff members were aboard the vehicle but seem to have been unhurt. Yes Official Report
2187 Nov 23 2016 Afghanistan 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.183333 64.616667 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Four UN contracted staff members were abducted from two vehicles when they were stopped and diverted in the Barkhol area of Shahrak District by anti-government elements (AGE). The drivers and the vehicles were released; the staff members are still missing. Yes Official Report
59 Nov 1998 Angola 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Unknown Ambush Road -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 2 UN national staff killed and 1 wounded in convoy ambush. Archived Archived
584 Dec 2 2007 Afghanistan 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 31.61332 65.71013 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff truck driver shot and killed and 1 UN national staff abducted and remains missing. The incident occured while delivering UN humanitarian assistance last Sunday. A truck carrying 14 tons of high energy biscuits for the UN agency was ambushed by armed men on the road from Kandahar to Helmand in southern Afghanistan. Yes Official Report
851 Jun 16 2009 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 2.033333 45.35 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff director abducted by armed men. Other passengers released unharmed. Archived Archived
1121 Apr 7 2011 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.4014634 69.8912294 Unknown Unknown Two NGO staff were abducted while traveling through the area with a group of 9 NGO employees (from an INGO and a national partner NGO). Four staff managed to escape while three others were not targeted. The two employees were released unharmed sometime before 14 July 2011. Yes Official Report
1382 Jan 7 2013 Afghanistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.693426 65.165404 Non-state armed group: Subnational Unknown Four national staff members of an INGO (three community trainers and one driver) were abducted while travelling through the Jarqala area. All released by 23rd January after negotiations, but threatened with assassination if the continue to work for aid organisations in the area. Yes Official Report
1921 Oct 25 2014 Uganda 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 0.17425 32.106467 Unknown Unknown A staff member was shot and killed during a armed robbery. The staffer and a the driver were on their way from Mbarara town in South Western Uganda to Kampala. They were intercepted by the robbers in Kyabagaza Village in Butambala District where a verbal altercation occurred between the individuals and resulted in the staff member being shot. The vehicle and the driver were taken to a romote location and stripped of his belongings. Yes Focal Point
2986 Apr 30 2019 Mozambique 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road -14.716667 34.366667 Unknown Unknown One male INGO was attacked while returning from a field mission in Ndaula, 62 km from Vila Ulongue. The attack occurred 5km from the INGO office in Vila Ulongue. The staff was riding a motorcycle when a group with big sticks and machetes struck him and stole his laptop, cellphone and glasses. Yes Focal Point
585 Dec 6 2007 Chad 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 8.7453 18.5508 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver shot and killed working out of the agency's field office in Danamadji. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still not clear. Yes Official Report
1383 Jan 11 2013 Pakistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Ambush Public location 34.012597 72.032854 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable An NGO nurse was shot and killed on her way to work, having received prior death threats. Yes Official Report
1654 Feb 26 2014 Mali 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 18.434638 1.416614 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two local INGO staff were injured when their vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device (IED) on the road. Both have been hospitalized but are in stable condition. Yes Official Report
2189 Nov 27 2016 Sudan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.447898 22.464908 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A vehicle with three UN staff members, two international and one national staff, was stopped by unidentified gunmen in El-Geneina around Al Tadamon. The perpetrators forced the staff into their vehicle and abducted them. All the staff members were released after 23 days in captivity. Yes Official Report
2988 Jul 28 2019 Uganda 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 0.5454656 31.7464393 Unknown Unknown One female INGO staff member was injured after being dragged off a motorbike on her way to the office in Moyo town, near Iboa village, Palorinya Refugee Settlement. The incident occurred amidst a tribal clash between Madi and Gimara clans. Yes Focal Point
854 Jun 24 2009 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 7 48 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff driver injured and passenger killed (not included here) when INGO vehcile came under attack, transporting a patient for medical care. Vehicle stolen. Archived Archived
2191 Dec 2 2016 South Sudan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 3.995395 30.547485 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO) An ambulance that was driving on the Yei-Lasu road through Lunguru was tailed by an SPLA patrol, which resulted in both the SPLA and the ambulance being shot at by anti-government forces. Reports state that the SPLA soldiers were killed in the attack. The driver of the NGO ambulance was shot in the leg and one of the NGO staff members was kidnapped in the attack. Yes Official Report
588 Dec 26 2007 Somalia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 2 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 11.2784798 49.1799522 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international (1 Spanish, 1 Argentine) staff (a doctor and nurse) kidnapped and freed, Jan 2. The police captured two of the kidnappers after a heavy exchange of gunfire. The abduction in Bosasso port came two days after gunmen in Puntland released a French journalist whom they kidnapped and held for eight days demanding $80,000 in ransom. Archived Archived
2457 Oct 12 2017 Mauritius 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road -20.166274 57.502302 Unknown Unknown A man on a motorbike grabbed the handbag of a female UN national staff member after she had left the office for the day. Having held onto the strap, she fell to the ground and was dragged behind the motorcyclist as he tried to steal it. The perpetrator let go of the bag when passers-by shouted at him. The staff member did not have any broken bones but went to the hospital to seek treatment for her cuts and bruises. Yes Focal Point
64 Jan 1999 Somalia 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 2.11667 45.4 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff killed in ambush in south Mogadishu, Lenin Road. Not clear if the attack aimed at the organization Archived Archived
589 Dec 31 2007 Burundi 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 2 0 Shooting Ambush Road -3.4733471 30.2501278 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (French) staff killed and 1 INGO international (French) one badly wounded and evacuated. Three INGO international staff were escorting two national colleagues to the INGO's regional headquarters in Ruyigi province, when a gunman opened fire late Monday. The agency also said it was temporarily suspending all its operations in the central African nation until more information was available about the incident, but had no immediate plans to evacuate its staff. Thge INGO said they didn't know if we were targeted as a humanitarian agency or if they were under fire by accident. There are several hypotheses with one reporter cited as saying,"They fled after that without trying to steal anything...as if the whole operation had been aimed to kill." Archived Archived
856 Jul 4 2009 Afghanistan 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 16 0 0 0 0 16 16 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.5487421 69.4346945 Unknown Unknown 16 UN national staff deminers were seized while travelling between Khost and Paktia provinces late on Saturday. Archived Archived
1126 Jun 7 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 36.7 67.116667 Host State Afghan Armed Forces A national staff member of an NGO was stopped and beaten by soldiers while travelling in his private vehicle. Yes Official Report
1387 Jan 23 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.092172 65.166145 Unaffiliated Not applicable An international doctor was kidnapped when his NGO vehicle was ambushed. The motive was to have him treat sick relatives, and he was later released by the perpetrators Yes Official Report
1658 Mar 11 2014 Afghanistan 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Roadside IED Ambush Road 31.341322 63.993456 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three UN-contracted vaccinators were killed when their vehicle struck an IED. Yes Official Report
2193 Dec 10 2016 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 5.137942 30.914154 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Armed gunmen ambushed a local NGO vehicle on the Juba-Maridi road and hijacked their car, stole their belongings and shot one of the female national staff members who was later med-evac'd to a hospital in order to receive medical treatment. Yes Official Report
590 Jan 1 2008 Sudan 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Unknown 15.5933247 32.5356502 Unknown Unknown 1 donor agency international (American) staff and 1 national staff driver shot and killed in ambush during a New Years celebrations in Khartoum, January 1. The little-known froup Ansar Al Tawhid (Companions of Monotheism) soon claimed responsibility for the killings. Archived Archived
1659 Jan 31 2013 DR Congo 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road -0.816957 29.109423 Unknown Unknown One INGO female staff member was abducted, but was released three days later. Yes Focal Point
2728 Jun 24 2019 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.478014 32.721848 Unknown Unknown While travelling from Torit to Kapoeta, an NGO vehicle carrying one driver and 9 NGO staff members was ambushed by unknown armed individuals. The aid workers were robbed of mobile phones and cash, assaulted and threatened. After the attack, the driver managed to transport all 9 passengers to Camp 15 where one injured worker received medical attention. Some reports indicate more aid workers were wounded, but this has not been verified at this time. Yes Official Report
2992 Aug 18 2019 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.8516502 31.5824699 Police or paramilitary Security Forces One INGO staff member was ambushed by an illegal checkpoint, which reports describe as NSS uniformed officers, on his way home from the office in Juba. The staff was pulled from his vehicle, shot in the leg and was held by the suspected security servicemen until 5:30am where he was then robbed and left on the street. Yes Focal Point
326 Oct 2004 Sudan 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 Landmine Ambush Road 13.5 23.5 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international staff, 1 national staff killed and 1 national staff injured by landmine between Muzbat and Um Baru in Darfur. Archived Archived
1390 Jan 27 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.542694 69.165394 Unknown Unknown An international INGO staffer was kidnapped as the unmarked vehicle he was riding in was ambushed by four armed men. UPDATE: The NGO employee has been released from captivity in good health. Yes Official Report
2196 Sep 22 2016 DR Congo 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road -1.101655 29.212646 Unknown Unknown Three INGO national staff members were abducted on the Kinyandonyi-Rugarama road in North Kivu when their vehicle was ambushed by unknown armed assailants. Yes Official Report
2731 Jul 6 2019 Mali 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Roadside IED Ambush Road 16.6 -4.466667 Unknown Unknown 4 national NGO staff members were injured when their vehicle hit a road-side IED or possible landmine between Ehabak and Zouerat Elhamar, 10 km east of Razelma Commune, Timbuktu Region. The injured staff members were evacuated to a hospital for treatment, and the vehicle was severely damaged. Information about the group linked to the explosive is unknown at this time. Yes Official Report
593 Jan 26 2008 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 31.6257334 65.7145053 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (American) staff and 1 INGO national staff driver kidnapped in Kandahar. Assumed killed. No group has claimed responsibility for the abductions, and the Taliban insurgents behind many of the recent year's kidnappings have denied involvement. Yes Archived
1130 Jun 11 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.87311 71.14697 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 3 NGO national staff remained in captivity after a group of 13 persons, including 10 NGO workers, were stopped by 10 armed men thought to be AOG while traveling in a rented vehicle. Some of the group was not abducted, while local elders negotiated the release of 5 of the NGO staff the next day (not counted here). The remaining 3 were still in captivity several days later. Yes Official Report
1391 Jan 31 2013 Pakistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Roadside IED Ambush Road 33.89949 70.101691 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two aid workers on polio vaccination team were killed when their car ran over a roadside IED Yes Official Report
2995 Nov 15 2019 Cambodia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 11.4475101 104.6114551 Unknown Unknown One male INGO staff member was injured after riding his motorbike in the area of Ang Sra Nge Primary School, when he struck a thin wire tied across the road. He received treatment at the local clinic. Yes Focal Point
594 Jan 28 2008 Somalia 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 3 4 1 0 3 Roadside IED Ambush Road -0.358216 42.545087 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO international staff (1 French logistics expert, 1 Kenyan doctor) and 1 INGO national staff driver killed and 1 INGO international (Kenyan) wounded when a roadside IED detonated in close proximity to two INGO vehicles near the town of Kismayo. The first vehicle was hit badly and all three people died. The second vehicle carrying staff and a security guard hit the land mine lightly and the staff sitting at the front seat was wounded. Three other civilians were injured (not included) and a local journalist killed (not included). No one claimed responsibility. Yes Official Report
1392 Jan 31 2013 Pakistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 24.86803 66.918385 Unknown Unknown Four national NGO workers of a local NGO, including the driver, were abducted in Maripur, Karachi on their way to distribute medicines and other aid. UPDATE: All four were released. Yes Official Report
2198 Jul 17 2016 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Unknown 35.670747 66.046353 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Reportedly, three doctors with the Red Crescent were abducted from Sar-e Pol province on July 14th by an unknown armed militant group. They were released on July 17th after security forces and tribal leaders collaborated in securing their release. The aid workers were providing medical assistance to villagers in the area. Yes Media
1132 Jun 19 2011 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.840895 31.603638 Unknown Unknown One UN-contracted truck driver was seriously beaten and injured on his left hand when unknown armed persons robbed the trucks at a checkpoint near Juba town. The perpetrators stole a number of items. The trucks were carrying non-food items. Yes Official Report
1393 Feb 4 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Roadside IED Ambush Road 32.862093 66.067575 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A national NGO staffer was killed when the NGO vehicle hit a roadside IED Yes Official Report
1665 Mar 26 2014 Afghanistan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.102489 66.920229 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Three UN-contracted deminers, while traveling in a private vehicle, were abducted at gunpoint by anti-government elements. UPDATE: All three were freed unharmed on 31 March in Shinkay District. Yes Official Report
2200 Jul 11 2016 South Sudan 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 4 1 0 3 Shooting Ambush Road 4.5607 32.4972 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable An INGO vehicle was ambushed on the Lyria, Nesitu Junction road in Central Equatorial, South Sudan. The unknown armed assailants killed one local INGO worker (medic) and seriously wounded an additional international and two national staff members while they were travelling in Nesitu on their way to Nimule. The motive and perpetrators of the attack are unknown but it was reported that the team was withdrawing from anti-government forces that were approaching the area. Yes Official Report
72 Apr 14 1999 Angola 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Unknown Ambush Road -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 5 INGO and NGOs national staff killed in ambush April 14. Archived Archived
2201 Dec 19 2016 Afghanistan 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.509015 68.903503 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One international staff member from the ICRC was abducted when their vehicle was intercepted by armed militants in Kunduz province. They were travelling from Mazar-e-Sharif to Kunduz when the incident occurred. Several national staff members were taken as well but since have been released. Update: The ICRC international staff member was released on 1/15 after nearly four weeks in captivity. Yes Media
598 Mar 20 2008 Sudan 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.4208997 23.0738882 Unknown Unknown 4 UN national staff of state water corporation team partner program, hijacked and kidnapped. Archived Archived
1397 Mar 1 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 34.508172 69.826566 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Three national NGO staffers were wounded when their vehicle detonated an IED.Unclear if it had recently been planted or if the NGO was specifically targeted Yes Official Report
2737 Jul 19 2019 Nigeria 0 7 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 7 3 1 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.105 12.506667 Non-state armed group: Regional Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) 7 INGO staff members travelling in the border region of Borno state near the town of Damasak, were ambushed and attacked by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) militants. One driver was killed during the attack, and two other drivers, three health workers and an aid worker were kidnapped and were still held as of September 2019. On September 26th 2019, one of the six hostages was killed. On December 13, 2019 four of the remaining hostages were killed. Reports indicate the remaining captive is female. Currently denoted in the AWSD as being a national staff member. Updates will be made as more information becomes available. Yes Media
599 Mar 22 2008 Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 9.38367 28.80767 Unknown Unknown 2 UN national staff contracted drivers on their way to the Abyei state were stabbed to death by six assailants. Yes Focal Point
2738 Jun 5 2019 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road -0.155 29.24 Unknown Unknown Two INGO staff members were kidnapped by unknown militants while travelling by road in the Lubero territory of North Kivu province. Reports indicate both staff members were released on June 7. Yes ACLED
335 Dec 12 2004 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff shot and killed during an attack on a convoy of humanitarian vehicles in South Darfur, Dec 12. Archived Archived
600 Mar 24 2008 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown 13.4263009 22.6574884 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff contracted driver was killed. Yes Focal Point
868 Sep 30 2009 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road -3.2850762 28.18012996 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed and 1 INGO national staff kidnapped. Returning from a supervisory visit to a shelter construction site, a vehicle containing two INGO national workers was traveling in a convoy with other civilian vehicles when unidentified gunmen attacked the group. During the attack, the INGO driver was taken and has now been reported safe by the INGO. The other worker was severely beaten and left on the side of the road. The victim was able to crawl for help to the nearby village, and later died while en route to a hospital. Archived Archived
1137 Jun 29 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 32.40314 64.46959 Unknown Unknown One de-miner was killed and two others were injured when a RCIED hit a local de-mining NGO unmarked Land Cruiser vehicle. Yes Official Report
1399 Mar 10 2013 South Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 8.595324 29.992201 Unknown Unknown An INGO national staff member and driver were ambushed and shot by armed robbers while riding in a humanitarian relief convoy. Yes Official Report
2469 Aug 22 2017 Mali 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 16.766589 -3.002561 Unknown Unknown A UN vehicle en route from the airport to the city center was targeted by small arms fire from another vehicle. One international staff member was wounded in the arm and the chest. The driver was injured in the chest. Both were transferred to the hospital with serious injuries. Yes Focal Point
601 Apr 1 2008 Somalia 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 0 42 Unknown Unknown 2 UN international (1 British, 1 Kenyan) staff contractors seized by unknown gunmen in southern Somalia on their way to Buale. Taken to Jilib town 280km south of Mogadishu. Archived Archived
869 Oct 22 2009 Sudan 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 IFRC international (French/British) staff kidnapped from Darfur by a group of armed men who later demanded $1 million ransom. Released, 18 March 2010. Archived Archived
2470 Sep 15 2017 Nigeria 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 7.265136 5.460296 Unknown Unknown On September 15th, one UN national staff member and a driver were ambushed by armed robbers between Akure and Ibadan, resulting in the death of the driver and the kidnapping of the female staff member. She was released on September 18th, 2017. Yes Focal Point
3003 Jun 8 2020 South Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 9.224042 29.166706 Unknown Unknown Two UN Agency truck drivers transporting food to Abiemnom were ambushed and shot by unknown perpetrators after getting stuck in the mud. They managed to drive to Mayom for medical attention. Pending Official Report
337 Dec 16 2004 Sudan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road 16 30 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO national staff kidnapped at gunpoint in rebel-held Labado, South Darfur, Dec 16. Archived Archived
602 May 1 2008 Chad 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 13.5288319 21.0410733 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (French) staff shot and killed while traveling in a three-car convoy of relief agencies near the Sudanese border. The convoy was stopped by a group of armed men who opened fire. The killing took place just 9 km (6 miles) east of Forchana, where French marines serving in the EU force (EUFOR) have set up a base and have been sending out regular patrols in the region. Yes Focal Point
1401 Mar 13 2013 Pakistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 24.949247 66.966768 Unknown Unknown A well-known female aid worker was shot and killed by four armed motorcyclists after leaving her office. Pending Media
2207 Sep 21 2016 Somalia 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Shooting Ambush Road 46.226018 6.247407 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two national staff members and their driver were shot and killed while travelling from Balanbal to Cadub Waaq. Reportedly, they were specifically targeted by another clan due to a work dispute. Yes Official Report
2471 Oct 28 2017 Somalia 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 2.046934 45.318162 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab Two UN contracted guards and one contracted driver were killed in the suicide car bombing attack on the Naasa-Hablood Hotel in Mogadishu. A UN agency staff member who as also in the car survived but was also seriously wounded. He managed to jump out of the vehicle before the explosion. The national staff member received care in the local hospital and then was MEDEVAC to Nairobi for specialized medical attention. At least twenty-three people died in the attack. Yes Focal Point
3004 Jun 2 2020 Nigeria 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 12.382928 13.161392 Non-state armed group: Regional Islamic State of West Africa Province Three NGO staff members, a security guard and a government employee (latter two not counted here at this time) were kidnapped after being ambushed by a splinter group of Boko Haram, the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), while travelling from Maiduguri to Monguno. They were all killed sometime during the week of July 20th and an execution video was released on the 22nd showing that the men were all shot.   Pending Media
338 Dec 18 2004 Kenya 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road 1.4419683 38.4313975 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed in ambush by bandits in North Korea, Dec 18. Archived Archived
603 May 7 2008 Kenya 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.20376135 34.34841239 Unknown Unknown 1 UN international (Zimbabwean) staff killed by unidentified gunmen in remote northwestern Kenya. Victim ambushed late on Wednesday while driving near a UN camp in Lokichoggio, the main humanitarian operations hub for South Sudan. Archived Archived
1140 Jul 18 2011 Pakistan 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 Kidnapping Ambush Road 30.57661 66.77289 Unknown Unknown Eight national staff of an American INGO were kidnapped late on 18 July while on their way back from delivering relief items near the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pending Media
1402 Mar 15 2013 South Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.456226 32.426302 Criminal Unknown A UN-contracted driver and assistant were ambushed and severely wounded by armed robbers. Yes Official Report
1673 Jan 24 2013 Indonesia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Bodily assault Ambush Road -6.21195 106.845056 Unknown Unknown One INGO staff member was hit in the head and subsequently hospitalized when unknown individuals threw stones at the INGO vehicle. Yes Focal Point
1941 May 4 2015 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.7 67.116667 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A driver for a de-mining NGO was abducted while driving in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh province. He was released on the 7th of May 2015. Yes Official Report
2472 Nov 22 2017 Yemen 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road -0.453229 39.646099 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab A truck contracted by a UN agency partner in Garissa county ran over an IED planted in the road. All three contracted employees sustained major injuries as a result of the attack. Although no group claimed responsibility for the attack, the area is prone to extremist activities by Al-Shabaab. The workers were delivering food commodities at the time. Yes Focal Point
79 Jun 1999 Angola 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Road -7.6117323 15.0563515 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff killed when 80-truck convoy was ambushed in the north Angolan province of Uije including some aid vehicles June 16. Approximately 60 dead or missing including 54 civilians. Archived Archived
1403 Mar 21 2013 Pakistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Project site 33.919194 71.80859 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two local NGO workers were killed, along with at least 10 IDPs, when a remote controlled car bomb exploded on a road inside the camp. Yes Official Report
1942 May 3 2015 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Unknown Ambush Project site 32.623739 65.456432 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Three INGO staff members were killed when ambushed by AGE while inspecting a project site. Yes Official Report
1142 Jul 24 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 31.610269 65.701536 Unknown Unknown A female national NGO staff member was shot and killed in the vicinity of her residence while she was on the way home from the office, by two unknown armed men riding on a motorcycle. Yes Official Report
2474 Sep 13 2017 Nigeria 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 11.934773 13.623968 Non-state armed group: Regional Boko Haram A contracted truck driver transporting UN commodities was shot by suspected Bobo-Haram fighters along the Dikwa-Maiduguri road. Despite the injury, he managed to drive to Dikwa. Yes Focal Point
2745 Jul 26 2019 Mali 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 15.216667 -0.3 Criminal Unknown An INGO vehicle travelling between Ansongo and Tessit, 25 km north of Tessit village, was ambushed by unknown armed men. The criminals stole the INGO rented SUV, robbed the passengers, and abducted the INGO driver. The driver was released the following day. Yes Official Report
3008 Jun 14 2020 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 8.312222 48.954167 Unknown Unknown One driver of an INGO rented vehicle with INGO staff as passengers, was shot and killed when unknown perpetrators ambushed and took the vehicle in Bilcil village and heading towards Awr-bogays village. Motive is suspected as either a carjacking or revenge killing. Pending Official Report
606 May 22 2008 Somalia 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Unknown 5 47 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable 1 national RC driver shot and killed by two unidentified men armed with pistols overnight Thursday. The driver, rented his personal car for the use of the organization's humanitarian operations in Dhusamareb, the capital of Galgadud region. There was no motive available for the fatal shooting of the driver, but local sources expressed their suspicion that anti-government groups are responsible for the killing. Archived Archived
1143 Jul 28 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.9188187 64.7768085 Unknown Unknown 2 staff members of a national demining NGO were abducted by a large group of armed men while driving in a rented vehicle to survey a project area. 1 managed to escape two days later, while the other was rescued during an IMF/ANSF operation three days following the abduction. Yes Official Report
2475 Dec 8 2017 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 8.088624 28.641064 Unknown Unknown A contracted truck heading to Abyei was ambushed by unknown gunmen in Madou village, Warrap state. The driver was shot in the left pelvic area and had to be medically evacuated to Wau for further medical treatment. Yes Focal Point
342 Jan 2005 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 8.3676771 49.083416 Unknown Unknown 1 UN contracted driver killed in convoy ambush. Archived Archived
1144 Aug 14 2011 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 12.05 24.883333 Unknown Unknown An Italian staff member of an INGO was kidnapped by four armed men while driving with two Sudanese colleagues. Pending Media
1406 Mar 26 2013 Yemen 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 15.337484 44.184304 Unknown Unknown An international ICRC worker was shot and slightly wounded in a kidnap attempt while driving in a car with her husband. Yes Media
1945 Aug 6 2014 Syrian Arab Republic 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 35.336 40.145 Unknown Unknown A convoy of trucks with provisions were hit by a large explosion on their way to Deir Ezzor city. Two truck drivers subcontracted by the UN were killed by the exposion and 3 were injured. Yes Focal Point
2476 May 2 2017 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 31.391389 64.299722 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A truck contracted by a UN agency partner was transporting commodities and was stopped by armed Anti Government Elements in Khalaj. The driver was held hostage for several days and released on May 12th. Yes Focal Point
876 Aug 4 2009 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Unknown 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff contract driver shot dead by suspected robbers in Al Deain in South Darfur on Tuesday. Archived Media
84 Sep 15 1999 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 8.3676771 49.083416 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff killed in road shooting Sept 15-16. Archived Archived
344 Jan 10 2005 Zimbabwe 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road -17.8317726 31.0456859 Unknown Unknown 1 UN international (Anglo-Swiss) staff stabbed in roadside assault in Harare, Jan 10. Archived Archived
609 Jun 11 2008 Somalia 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.11667 45.4 Unknown Unknown 2 NGO national staff (a director and his driver) were shot and killed by four men driving Suzuki vehicle. The killers took the vehicle, laptop computer, one mobile phone and a guard. Unconfirmed reports indicating that the killers are from the TFG forces based at Fagah road junction in Yaqshid district. Motive of the killing is not yet clear. Archived Archived
2478 Sep 20 2017 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.316667 68.45 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Anti-government elements diverted one out of three UN agency contracted trucks that were heading to Barmal district to an unknown location, off-loaded the items from the truck and reportedly sold them at the market. They kidnapped the truck driver but released him on September 29th. Yes Focal Point
85 Sep 16 1999 Angola 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff killed when convoy attacked Sept 16. Archived Archived
345 Jan 6 2005 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 13.4263009 22.6574884 Unknown Unknown 1 staff contracted by the UN was killed when unidentified gunman attacked an empty, 6-vehicle convoy contracted by UN returning from Mornei to Geneina in West Darfur, Jan 6. Archived Archived
610 Jun 12 2008 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.71437 44.50902 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff driver shot and killed by Somali gunmen while driving in a convoy of trucks taking relief food from Mogadishu to the Bay and Bakool regions. Yes Focal Point
1409 Apr 6 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 32.105109 66.914374 Non-state armed group: National Unknown A US Government representative, delivering in-kind aid for a reconstruction project, was killed when a suicide bomber detonated the vehicle-borne explosive near her convoy on the road. Pending Media
2479 Oct 28 2017 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.307049 62.136421 Non-state armed group: National Taliban One UN agency contracted commercial truck carrying relief items was stopped and diverted by AGE in Shindad district of Herat province. Reportedly the truck driver and the truck was taken to the AGEs stronghold but the driver and the truck were later released on November 18th. Yes Focal Point
2480 Jun 18 2017 Nigeria 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 12.342068 14.185827 Non-state armed group: Regional Boko Haram One NGO truck carrying food commodities was heading to Gamboru when the vehicle broke down. The driver left to arrange alternative means of transportation, leaving his assistant driver in the truck. Boko Haram insurgents came and looted the provisions and set the vehicle on fire. The assistance driver was abducted and found the following day. Yes Focal Point
87 Oct 1999 Burundi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 Unknown Ambush Unknown -3.3634357 29.8870575 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff wounded, 2 internationals killed (1 Chilean, 1 Dutch) and others escaped unharmed during ambush of joint UN assessment team. Archived Archived
1683 May 15 2013 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 7.18 34.095 Non-state armed group: Subnational Murle Tribesman One national INGO staff member was injured when Murule tribesmen attacked an aid convoy. The convoy was traveling with a local leader, who was the target of the attack. Yes Focal Point
1950 Jan 22 2014 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 11.919424, 24.933643 24.933643) Unknown Unknown A UN contracted truck driver was kidnapped off the road between Nyala and Gereida while driving a truck filled with provisions. The truck was also taken. The driver was subsequently released. Yes Focal Point
88 Oct 1999 Chechnya 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Aerial bombardment Ambush Road 43.3976147 45.6985005 State: unknown Not applicable 2 RC national staff killed and 1 wounded in aerial bombardment of humanitarian convoy. Archived Archived
614 Jun 29 2008 Somalia 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.033333 45.35 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff (staff member and a driver) killed by unknown gunmen in El-Berde, 420 km northwest of Mogadishu. The victims were killed while travelling in a vehicle, having just left work. The organization suspends operations. Archived Archived
881 Sep 21 2009 Central African Republic 0 8 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 8 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 5 Unknown Ambush Road 6.3497929 25.6508738 Non-state armed group: Regional Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) 3 INGO national staff killed and 2 INGO national staff wounded and 3 INGO staff missing when LRA attacked the INGO's vehicle. Archived Media
1150 Aug 28 2011 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 36.66667 69.75 Unknown Unknown Two INGO national staff (a driver and another staff member) were killed when an IED (thought to be a RCIED) detonated their vehicle on the road. Yes Official Report
1412 Apr 16 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 36.822773 66.05806 Unknown Unknown Two Afghan Red Crescent Society staff members were killed and two wounded when unknown men opened fire on their vehicle on the road. UPDATE: After the attack on the ARCS staff, the group suspended its work in the area. Yes Official Report
1685 May 2 2013 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 12.365248 23.142216 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Two INGO staff members were injured (one shot and one severely beaten) when their aid convoy was attacked by seven armed men. Yes Focal Point
616 Jun 30 2008 Somalia 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 2.033333 45.35 Host state Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia (armed faction) 4 INGO national staff and 1 UN national staff kidnapped near Elasha Biha area by ARS armed wing. Archived Archived
883 Oct 24 2009 Chad 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 12.1191543 15.0502758 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff of a NGO partner killed and 1 UN national staff driver wounded in their vehicle by bandits. Archived Media
1415 Apr 21 2013 South Sudan 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 1 0 0 1 5 5 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.689385 31.703351 Criminal Unknown Two UN-contracted employees (driver and assistant) were shot and killed when their convoy was ambushed by two armed men after delivering food to the UN Agency warehouse in Juba; their cash, phones, and other belongings were stolen. Simultaneously, another convoy was approaching from the opposite direction, and another UN-contracted driver was shot and killed and his two assistants injured. Yes Focal Point
1953 Feb 1 2014 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 11.703257 25.649257 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A UN contracted truck driver and his truck was hijacked off of a convoy by an unknown armed group while en-route from Ed Daien to Nyala. The driver fled the area. Yes Focal Point
351 Feb 2005 Iraq 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Public location 33.0955793 44.1749775 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff died at bus station when car bomb exploded. Archived Archived
618 Jun 27 2008 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 4.824871 31.607858 Unknown Unknown One UN international (Ugandan) staff truck driver ambushed and killed after delivering food supplies to the agency's warehouse in Juba. Assistant escaped after steering the truck to a stop 300 metres from the site of the attack. Yes Focal Point
1416 Apr 22 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.974898 63.728285 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable During an ambush, an NGO national staffer was singled out among colleagues (as team leader) and kidnapped by armed men who also burned the vehicle. He was later released unharmed as a result of intervention and negotiations by local elders. Yes Official Report
1687 Jul 4 2013 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 5.766534 20.683388 Non-state armed group: National Seleka One INGO staff member was beaten by Seleka members at a checkpoint. Yes Focal Point
2485 Jul 4 2017 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Shooting Ambush Project site 34.171831 70.621679 Non-state armed group: National Taliban A number of staff members from an assessment team (and a local partner to an INGO) were parked outside of a school in the Surkroad district of Nangarhar province. An AOG fired at them, killing one of the national staff members and seriously injuring another. According to a report, there was a change of command within the AOG, which could have contributed to the attack occurring. Yes Focal Point
1417 Apr 22 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.275146 69.880273 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An NGO national staff member went missing whilst travelling along the Hisarak-Azra road, and presumed kidnapped. UPDATE: The aid worker was released unharmed on 18 May. Yes Official Report
1956 Dec 18 2014 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 32.264539 68.524715 Non-state armed group: National Taliban A national male staff member for an INGO was ambushed by the Taliban while driving aid supplies. He was released on the 27th December 2014. Yes Focal Point
354 Mar 10 2005 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff beaten when vehicle ambushed and robbed, March 10. Archived Archived
1419 Apr 23 2013 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Unknown 34.659791 61.107952 Non-state armed group: Subnational Unknown Three INGO staff, one international and two national, were kidnapped by a local armed opposition group, later released unharmed following negotiations by community elders. Yes Official Report
355 Mar 2005 Afghanistan 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown 34.5197058 69.1624302 Unknown Unknown 1 IFI international staff seconded to Afghan govt ambushed and killed in Kabul. Archived Archived
624 Jul 7 2008 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 2.71437 44.50902 Police or paramilitary Unknown 1 UN national staff contracted driver was killed and three others wounded (not included) when 29 trucks carrying food aid to Bay and Bakol had been stopped by local police and militia at a checkpoint. Yes Focal Point
1691 Nov 24 2013 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 12.365346 23.142106 Unknown Unknown One INGO staffer was shot during a carjacking. Yes Focal Point
96 Jan 2000 Somalia 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 8.3676771 49.083416 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC national staff shot and wounded when returning from a relief distribution. Archived Archived
356 Mar 22 2005 Sudan 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 16 30 Unknown Unknown 1 donor agency international staff shot and seriously wounded when convoy attacked in South Darfur, May 22. First such incident for this organization's personnel. Archived Archived
1422 May 4 2013 South Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 5.187749 31.781709 Unknown Unknown One UN national contractor was killed and another wounded in a shooting when their vehicle was ambushed on the Bor-Juba road. Yes Official Report
1959 Apr 25 2014 Central African Republic 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.366667 18.583333 Unknown Unknown One national INGO aid worker was assaulted in Bangui while on his way home after work. He later died in the hospital as a result of his injuries. Yes Focal Point
97 Jan 8 2000 Sudan 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Unknown 8.927721 29.788925 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff were killed in an ambush by armed rebels in Al Wahdah State on Jan 8. They were on the road travelling from Bentiu to Mayom when the attack occurred. Reportedly, the team was heading to the Mayom to open a health center. Archived Archived
357 Apr 2005 Iraq 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 33.0955793 44.1749775 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO staffers - international director and national director - both killed by suicide car bomber apparently targeting US military convoy. Archived Archived
1159 Sep 28 2011 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.48108 62.5863 Unknown Unknown Three drivers from two transport companies contracted by two different INGOs were abducted after an armed group hijacked their vehicles, which were carrying food items. They stole the goods and have requested a ransom for the release of the drivers. Yes Official Report
2227 Feb 8 2017 Afghanistan 0 0 0 8 0 0 6 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 36.6672 65.7536 Non-state armed group: Global Islamic State (IS) Six ICRC staff workers of Afghan nationality have been shot and killed by gunmen in the northern province of Jawzjan. Two more staff members were abducted. The attack on the convoy occurred south of Shibergan while the aid workers were transporting relief supplies to areas affected by the recent snowstorm. The abducted aid workers were released around the 5th of September, 2017. Yes Media
98 Jan 2000 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.03711 45.34375 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed during an ambush north of Mogadishu. Archived Archived
628 Jul 26 2008 Chad 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 13.833056 20.834722 Unknown Unknown 1 ICRC international staff shot twice by uniformed men in Abeche, Saturday night, 26 July, at 8:20pm. In a two car convoy entering the compound, the ICRC's staff received impact of bullets in the abdomen- was seriously injured and evacuated in Switzerland for further medical care. A laptop has been stolen during the attack. ICRC says that it is an act of banditry, a carjacking that could have been deadly. The staff has been relocated in Abeche and ICRC is not suspending humanitarian activities but will seriously think about the impact of this attack. Archived Archived
1424 May 9 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 11 11 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.08067 70.665404 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Eleven national staff of a demining NGO were kidnapped in an ambush by an armed opposition group. UPDATE: All 11 were released unharmed on 31 May, following the intervention of community elders. Yes Official Report
1694 Dec 14 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Roadside IED Ambush Road 34.846628 71.09726 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One INGO contracted driver was killed when his vehicle hit an IED. Yes Focal Point
1961 Feb 9 2015 Turkey 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 41.104199 29.317835 Unknown Unknown Unidentified gunmen shot at a car in which the chief of the Turkish Red Crescent in Istanbul, was traveling. Although the chief was able to escape, his driver was shot in the stomach. The driver was treated at Yes Media
2228 Jan 28 2017 South Sudan 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 9.2735 29.79322 Unknown Unknown Four trucks contracted by an INGO were attacked by gunmen on their way to Mayom in the morning. The driver was killed and two others were wounded and required medical attention at a clinic in Bentiu. One driver was unaccounted for after he fled the area. Further details on his whereabouts were not available during follow-up with the reporting agency. Yes Official Report
99 Jan 28 2000 Somalia 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 Unknown Ambush Road 8.3676771 49.083416 Unknown Unknown 5 INGO national staff killed in attack on aid convoy on Jan 28. Archived Archived
892 Nov 29 2009 Mauritania 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 2 1 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 20.06194 -15.14889 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO international (Spanish) staff kidnapped when they became separated from a convoy carrying supplies- one had been shot 3 times in the leg trying to escape. One victim released March 2010, the other two in August 2010. Archived Media
630 Jul 19 2008 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 11.329444 25.08565623 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national stafff driver who was hired by a local NGO partner of the INGO in Darfur, to take staff home, was killed on Wednesday, July 19. Victim was stopped on the road from Mershing to Nyala and was shot and killed by a man carrying a weapon. Yes Focal Point
1963 Mar 15 2015 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 9.92 29.98 Unknown Unknown A UN contracted truck traveling as part of a convoy was ambushed on Pariang road. The driver was kidnapped and released 3 weeks later with non-life threatening wounds that were later treated. Yes Official Report
3028 Jun 28 2020 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Project site 7.055605 29.230077 Unknown Unknown An INGO ambulance driver was transporting a civilian with a gunshot wound from Manakol village when he was ambushed on the road by unknown armed assailants. He was shot and killed by the assailants in a suspected revenge killing. The wounded passenger escaped.  Pending Official Report
101 Jan 2000 Sudan 0 8 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 1 0 0 1 8 0 0 8 Unknown Ambush Road 14.5844444 29.4917691 Unknown Unknown 8 INGO staff (7 national, 1 international) killed in attack on vehicle. Archived Archived
631 Jul 27 2008 Somalia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.4085 42.9771 Unknown Unknown One UN national staff severely wounded Sunday in the southern town of Dinsor by unknown gunmen. Victim's car was stopped on the way between Dinsor and Baidoa, and he was shot several times and left for dead. The gunmen also fled with the victim's car. Archived Archived
1427 May 11 2013 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.849856 31.59948 Unknown Unknown One INGO staff member was car-jacked and beaten; his car and other valuables on his person were stolen. Yes Official Report
1964 Apr 1 2015 South Sudan 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 10.38248 32.2563 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) A UN contracted truck was commandeered by the SPLA in Khor Adar with demands to transport troops to Akoka. The location of the truck, two staff members and a contracted driver is unknown, but they were on-route to a relief distribution site in Melut with supplies when intercommunal fighting occurred along the road. Update (August 24, 2015): The organization made a statement confirming that the staff members have been presumed dead. Yes Official Report
2231 Feb 9 2017 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 4.41024 32.574038 Non-state armed group: National Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) A contractor for a UN agency was shot and killed by SPLA soldiers at a checkpoint in Torit. The circumstances that culminated in the shooting are unknown at this time. Yes Official Report
102 Jan 2000 Angola 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Unknown Ambush Road -14.06667 14.08333 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO national staff killed and 2 wounded in ambush near the town of Quilengues. Archived Archived
1428 May 13 2013 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 36.320271 67.483171 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two INGO staff members were affected when an Afghan civilian was allegedly targeted in an ambush on the vehicle they were all in. Yes Official Report
2768 Sep 5 2019 Ethiopia 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 8.308999 34.322233 Unknown Unknown Two INGO staff members were ambushed and killed by unknown perpetrators as they were in transit from the Nguenyyiel Refugee Camp. The aid workers were staff in a child nutrition center within the camp. Yes Media
3030 Jul 13 2020 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.85165 31.58247 Unknown Unknown One INGO hired taxi driver in Juba was ambushed by three unknown men who claimed he was involved in a traffic accident the previous day. Upon denial, the perpetrators assaulted the driver with a pistol handle, robbed him, and ordered him to leave the area. The staff member was referred to a hospital for his injuries.  Pending Official Report
103 Feb 2000 Ethiopia 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Road 9.145 40.489673 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed and 1 international staff wounded when vehicle ambushed. Archived Archived
633 Aug 13 2008 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 3 0 0 3 5 1 4 0 Shooting Ambush Road 34 69.25 Unknown Unknown 3 INGO international (1 British-Canadian, 1 Canadian, 1 Trinidadian-American) staff and 1 INGO national staff driver killed and 1 INGO national staff injured when gunmen opened fire on their vehicle near the capital Kabul. The INGO had "suspended its humanitarian aid programmes in Afghanistan indefinitely" following the attack. Yes Official Report
896 Jan 10 2010 Afghanistan 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Landmine Ambush Road 32.62998 65.87806 Unknown Unknown Three INGO national staff were killed and two INGO national staff injured when their vehicle ran over a land mine in Uruzgan province. Pending Media
1165 Oct 4 2011 DR Congo 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road -4.3021688 28.9428526 Non-state armed group: Subnational Mai Mai Yakutumba Five staff members of a Congolese NGO were killed when rebels, reportedly the Mai Mai Yakutumba, targeted their vehicle. It appears to be ethnically motivated, as perpetrators were targeting members of the Banyamulenge ethnic group, and sparing others. Pending Media
1429 May 13 2013 Yemen 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 13.220754 45.305945 Non-state armed group: Subnational Al-Marakisha tribe Three ICRC staff members were abducted while traveling by car by in the Southern Province of Abyan. They were released unharmed two days later. Yes Media
1700 Apr 23 2014 Kenya 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 0.005417 40.371461 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab One UN staff member was shot and wounded by two armed men during an attempted carjacking; he has been hospitalized and is in stable condition. A passenger was also present but managed to flee. The armed men are suspected to be affiliated with Al-Shabaab, but the investigation is still ongoing. Yes Official Report
1966 Apr 12 2015 Somalia 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 3.062778 41.648056 Non-state armed group: Regional Al Shabaab According to a local media report, 3 aid workers for an INGO, 2 UN contracted staff from a private company, and 2 private company staff members (not counted here), were kidnapped in Gedo by armed gunmen thought to be part of Al Shabaab. The aid workers were allegedly abducted between Garilley and Fafahdun towns and taken to Bardere. They were all released on different dates with the help of local elders and the last release of the INGO staff members took place on June 14th. Yes Media
2498 Jun 13 2018 Central African Republic 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 6.996037 19.185032 Unknown Unknown A number of UN contracted trucks were looted on the Kaga-Bandoro axis in Ouham Prefecture. The armed men forced the vehicles to stop and physically assaulted the truck drivers. A total of four contracted drivers were assaulted with one being injured. The food items that were on the truck were stolen by the perpetrators and the injured driver was admitted into a medical facility for treatment. Yes Official Report
3032 Jun 27 2020 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 6.2125 31.560833 Unknown Unknown One UN agency contracted truck driver sustained a gunshot wound when his truck was ambushed by unknown armed men in Bor. The truck was damaged and the driver was taken to the hospital where he is in stable condition. Pending Official Report
105 Mar 4 2000 Rwanda 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road -1.9508511 30.0615075 Unknown Unknown 1 UN international (Liberian) staff shot and killed by unknown assailant while sitting in their car in Kigali, March 4. Archived Archived
365 May 12 2005 Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 16 30 Unknown Unknown 1 locally contracted truck driver for the UN was ambushed and shot dead in South Darfur, May 12. Archived Archived
635 Aug 19 2008 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 36.7175566 68.8672916 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff found murdered in the region of Kunduz, 19 August. Victim was abducted while driving an INGO vehicle. The motives behind this murder are still unclear. Archived Archived
2235 Mar 14 2017 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road 7.076948 30.739403 Unknown Unknown One international staff member of a UN agency was wounded in Yirol East during a medical mission. Their car was ambushed along the Shambe-Karair road by unidentified men. There were two fatalities as a result of this incident and three others were wounded (not aid workers as defined by the AWSD). The injured staff member was MEDEVACed from Yirol West in order to receive medical attention for a gunshot wound. Yes Official Report
2771 Sep 4 2019 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 4.85 31.6 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO staff members and their driver were travelling in Juba to the INGO compound when they were stopped by armed men wearing partially civilian and military clothes. Reports indicate the staff members were removed from the vehicle, robbed and the driver was assaulted and placed in the trunk of the vehicle around 2030hLT. The armed perpetrators drove the vehicle around until 2330hLT when it was abandoned. The driver was rescued and received medical attention for his injuries. Yes Official Report
2236 Mar 25 2017 South Sudan 0 0 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 6 6 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 5.144193 31.818123 Unknown Unknown Six aid workers (3 South Sudanese and 3 Kenyan nationals) were shot and killed in an ambush while they were traveling on the Juba-Pibor road at Magri (south of Mangalla) on March 25th. This includes the driver. The circumstances leading to the attack are currently under investigation and the perpetrators are unknown. The government and the SPLA-IO are blaming one another for the attack. Yes Official Report
2772 Aug 24 2019 DR Congo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road -5.768161 29.051722 Unknown Unknown One male national driver for a UN implementing partner was traveling around 40km on the Kalemie - Nyemba - Nyunzu axis, when his truck carrying fuel to Nyunzu was ambushed by unknown armed assailants. The perpetrators shot the driver in the arm, but he was able to speed away and arrive at a medical centre 50km away to receive medical attention. He was evacuated to Kalemie by air for treatment. Yes Official Report
107 Mar 2000 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Unknown 14.5844444 29.4917691 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed in ambush. Archived Archived
368 May 1 2005 Sudan 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 Kidnapping Ambush Road 15.45099 36.39998 Unknown Unknown 2 RC national staff killed, 1 national staff wounded and 1 national staff kidnapped when their vehicle was attacked near the eastern town of Kassala, May 1. Archived Archived
637 Aug 26 2008 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 34.430247 70.448678 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO international (Japanese) staff agriculture specialist kidnapped at gunpoint with his driver (not included) in eastern Afghanistan near the city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, and a spokesman for the Taliban has claimed the group was involved. It said the driver was released soon afterward. The Foreign Ministry said victim was the first Japanese to be kidnapped in Afghanistan. The victims body was later found and had been riddled with bullets. Archived Media
902 Jan 30 2010 Afghanistan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Unknown Ambush Public location 35 63.75 Unknown Unknown A convoy of contract transporter's trucks was attacked while parked overnight at an Aghan National Police checkpoint. One driver was injured, three trucks damaged and one truck seized by attackers. Yes Focal Point
1434 May 25 2013 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.949373 68.516697 Unknown Unknown Two staff members of a demining NGO were kidnapped at an illegal checkpoint on the Kabul-Bamyan highway. Yes Official Report
109 Apr 2000 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 1.566667 30.25 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff hijacked in Bunia, Ituri by militia and forced to transport weapons. Led to organization's withdrawal from province. Archived Archived
3037 Jul 18 2020 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 7.9404 28.03041 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable One NGO national staff member was kidnapped along with 8 civilians travelling in a private vehicle near Jebel Thiik in River County. Reports indicate the perpetrators are suspected NSAG rouge elements active in the area. Knowledge of their whereabouts is unknown.  Pending Official Report
110 Apr 15 2000 Somalia 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Road 1.8427539 44.5937239 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff killed and 1 wounded in ambush in Brava-Merka Roa on April 15. Archived Archived
1172 Oct 23 2011 Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 12.05 24.883333 Unknown Unknown An INGO local staff driver was shot in the leg when his vehicle was carjacked in Nyala by two armed men. The driver was hospitalised. Yes Official Report
1707 Apr 21 2014 Pakistan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 25.416822 68.275563 Unknown Unknown The executive director of a local NGO was killed by unidentified armed men. Some reports state that he was killed or resisting robbery, while others state that it was a targeted killing. Yes Media
2776 Sep 14 2019 Afghanistan 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.374555 68.896679 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Five staff members of a local NGO were reportedly kidnapped by unknown non-state actors, along the Kunduz-Baghlan road in the Khal Zaey area of Baghlan province. No further information about their whereabouts is available at this time. Yes Official Report
3038 Jul 21 2020 Mali 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Kidnapping Ambush Road 15 -2.95 Unknown Unknown One national NGO staff member was reportedly abducted while traveling between Boni and Douentza in Mopti. Further information on their whereabouts is currently unknown.  Pending Official Report
641 Oct 6 2008 Somalia 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 Roadside IED Ambush Road 1.79767 44.90755 Unknown Unknown One UN international (Italian) staff and one UN national staff were wounded and one UN national staff driver was killed in a remote-controlled IED attack in southern Somalia. Those wounded were not in critical condition, but the driver died on the way to the hospital. Archived Archived
907 Feb 12 2010 Uganda 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 2.79748245 34.18649998 Unknown Unknown 1 INGO national staff driver was injured and 1 international consultant for the INGO (American) was injured when armed men in the Karamoja region opened fire on a group of vehicles (an INGO vehicle and a rented vehicle). The rental car driver, a police officer and a local official in the second vehicle were killed after their vehicle did not exit the ambush area (deaths not included in the database). Pending Media
1974 Jun 4 2015 South Sudan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Shooting Ambush Road 7.27393 28.688049 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable A health mission was ambushed on-route to Manyang Ngok Primary Health Care Unit. The armed men shot and killed the driver. One INGO and one UN team member were severely injured and had to be hospitalized. Yes Official Report
3039 Jul 22 2020 South Sudan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Shooting Ambush Road 4.538399 33.331256 Unknown Unknown A UN agency convoy was ambuhsed on the Budi-Kapoeta Road near Camp 15 by unknown criminals. The staff were robbed and one humanitarian staff suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was evacuated to Juba.  Pending Official Report
112 May 2000 Angola 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Unknown Ambush Road -11.8775768 17.5691241 Unknown Unknown 1 UN national staff killed when convoy attacked. Archived Archived
373 Jun 1 2005 Afghanistan 0 7 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 31.39686 67.08582 Non-state armed group: National Unknown 2 1NGO national staff killed and 5 national staff injured from the by insurgent bomb attack on bridge on the Kandahar-Herat highway, June 1. Archived Archived
1174 Oct 21 2011 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 34.25 68 Non-state armed group: National Taliban A national staff member of an INGO and his driver were stopped and detained by Taliban forces while on the main road in Day Mirdad. Both were released on 24 October after organized community intervention and negotiations. Yes Official Report
1975 Jun 3 2015 South Sudan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road 5.382234 30.426636 Unknown Unknown A UN contracted truck was ambushed in Lui area. The armed assailants robbed provisions off the truck and took the drivers' personal belongings. The driver and his assistant were seriously injured in the attack. Yes Official Report
2507 Jul 12 2018 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road -6.274012 27.9249 Unknown Unknown Two INGO national staff members were released on July 13th after IDPs negotiated for their release with the assailants who abducted them the previous day along the Kalemie-Nyemba-Nyunzu road near Nyemba village. A total of 6 staff members were stopped on the road, robbed, and then 4 were released leaving two with the assailants until the next day. Yes Official Report
2778 Sep 6 2019 Pakistan 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Shooting Ambush Road 33.983023 71.57162 Unknown Unknown One female immunization aid worker was shot and killed on her way to work in Peshawar. The staff member was traveling the cities ring road near the Madina CHG Station at 9:00 am when unknown motorists opened fire. Her body was taken to the Khyber Medical College. Yes Media
3040 Apr 16 2020 DR Congo 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 Kidnapping Ambush Road -3.4 29.15 Non-state armed group: Subnational Mai Mai Militia 3 national INGO staff members were kidnapped after their vehicle was ambshed and stolen near Kajembwe neighbourhood in Sange rural commune. They were released on the 31st of May in Kigurwe village, Uvira territory, South-Kivu. Pending Focal Point
909 Feb 18 2010 Pakistan 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 28 66 Non-state armed group: National Taliban 4 INGO national staff including one driver kidnapped after their vehicle was stopped on the road by armed men. 1 INGO national staff driver reported killed 15 June by Taliban after not receiving ransom. Three remaining staff released on 14 July. Pending Media
1175 Oct 30 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Kidnap-killing Ambush Road 35.9261784 64.6237758 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Three staffers of a national NGO (2 engineers and a driver) were hijacked on 30 October by an armed opposition group. The driver was released alive, but the bodies of the other two staff members were found on 12 November near Qasaba Qala village of Khawaja Namusa area (Pashtun Kot District). Yes Official Report
2779 Sep 19 2019 South Sudan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Shooting Ambush Home 4.859363 31.571251 Unaffiliated Not applicable Gunmen broke into the home of a national male INGO staff member in Juba and held him at gunpoint while they stole cash, mobile phones, and laptops. The staff member was then shot. Emergency surgery was performed at the local hospital. The staff member is expected to recover. Yes Official Report
1440 Jun 3 2013 Afghanistan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Vehicle-born IED Ambush Road 35.221192 71.049777 Unknown Unknown An INGO translator was injured as his vehicle struck an IED; this is likely connected to a tribal dispute. Yes Official Report
1978 May 10 2015 Afghanistan 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.598206 64.763659 Non-state armed group: National Unknown An NGO vehicle was stopped at an illegal checkpoint in the Ibrahim Abad area of Pashtun Kot district. One NGO staff member was abducted, one security escort was killed. Yes Official Report
2780 Sep 26 2019 South Sudan 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Road Unaffiliated Not applicable A national staff member from a local NGO was robbed and assaulted while on-route from Abiriu to Cuibet. He was travelling on a motorbike when two armed men stopped him and tried to rob him at gunpoint. When the attempt was unsuccessful, the robbers proceeded to beat him and then fled from the scene. The NGO aid worker was admitted to the hospital for his injuries. Yes Official Report
376 Jun 2005 Uganda 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Unknown Ambush Road 1.5333554 32.2166578 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff wounded in ambush by LRA. Archived Archived
1177 Nov 3 2011 Afghanistan 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 36.04001 64.55122 Unknown Unknown Two national employees of an NGO were kidnapped by armed men while riding in a mobile clinic. The kidnappers immediately released the 2 female nurses in the clinic, but abducted the 2 male NGO employees. The victims were released November 8 following negotiations conducted by local elders. Yes Official Report
1441 Jun 3 2013 Afghanistan 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 33.607889 62.226317 Non-state armed group: Subnational District Shadow Governor (DSG) Five national staff members of a demining INGO and a tribal elder were kidnapped while in transit, with the elder and two of the aid workers released soon after. UPDATE: All three staff members were released unharmed approximately three days after abduction. Yes Official Report
1979 Apr 29 2015 Afghanistan 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road 35.953692 64.911089 Non-state armed group: National Unknown Two INGO staff members and their driver were abducted by gunmen in Pashtun Kot district along the Maimana-Bilichiragh highway. Yes Official Report
2510 Aug 3 2018 DR Congo 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 7 7 0 0 Kidnapping Ambush Road -1.398474 28.814284 Non-state armed group: Unknown Not applicable Seven UN local implementing partners were abducted in North Kivu on August 2nd, 2018. The convoy of two vehicles was stopped by armed assailants East of Masisi center. The Congolese nationals were kidnapped but the two drivers and their vehicles were released. On August 3rd, two of the seven staff members were released after being seriously assaulted. They were treated for their wounds in Masisi. Reportedly a ransom has been requested for the remaining staff members. Yes Official Report
2781 Sep 27 2019 Mali 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road 15.294713 -1.559076 Unknown Unknown Three national INGO personnel, two staff and a driver, were kidnapped along with their vehicle. Unknown armed assailants riding motorcycles ambushed the INGO vehicle near Wally village, 20 km east of Hombori town, Douentza cercle. Further information is not available at this time. Yes Official Report
116 Jun 2000 Somalia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Bodily assault Ambush Unknown 8.3676771 49.083416 Unaffiliated Not applicable 1 international agency international (German) staff stabbed to death in car reportedly by deranged man. Archived Archived
377 Jun 14 2005 DR Congo 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Kidnapping Ambush Road -2.9814344 23.8222636 Unknown Unknown 2 INGO national staff kidnapped with vehicle, June 1; released the next day. Archived Archived
912 Mar 13 2010 Pakistan 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0