Incident Summary:

01/16/2000: Around 100 Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels attacked the Kirindi displaced persons camp, near Bundibugyo. Twenty-four people were killed and fifteen injured. The rebels attacked with gun fire and set over fifty huts on fire.

GTD ID:
200001160005

When:
2000-01-16

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Western

City:
Near Bundibugyo

Location Details:
This incident occurred at a displaced persons camp near Bundibugyo.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Kirindi displaced persons camp
Specific Description Civilians in the Kirindi displaced persons camp
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 24 Fatalities / 15 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 24
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 15
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Uganda: Rebels Attack Camp, Kill At Least 24 in West,” Agence France Presse (World Service), January 17, 2000.