Incident Summary:

02/20/1999: Five people were killed when about 50 heavily armed Hutu Rebels attacked an unnamed village in Nyarubuye sub-county near Kisoro, Uganda. No further information was provided on this incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Kisoro

Location Details:
This attack occurred in an unnamed village near Kisoro.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in an unnamed village near Kisoro, Uganda
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Local villagers, Siraazi Habyarimana, John Gakarama, Ernest Nezehoze, and Charles Byibesho, and Nimbirembo, a parish chief, were killed in this attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hutu extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Rwandan Rebels Attack Ugandan Village, Five Killed,” The New Vision, February 22, 1999.