surprise attack

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Noun1.surprise attack - an attack without warningsurprise attack - an attack without warning    
attack, onrush, onset, onslaught - (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
terrorist attack - a surprise attack involving the deliberate use of violence against civilians in the hope of attaining political or religious aims
ambuscade, ambush, lying in wait, trap - the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
pre-emptive strike - a surprise attack that is launched in order to prevent the enemy from doing it to you
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Sudan accused Chad of backing Darfur-based rebels of launching a suprise attack on Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, in May 2008.
The large open spaces made it more difficult for enemies to sneak up and spring suprise attacks.