Incident Summary:

09/01/2000: On the night of September 1, 2000, elements from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) attacked a discotheque in Kitgum District, Northern Uganda. Eight civilians in the discotheque were killed, and more than six injured. A Brigade Commander with the Uganda People's Defence Forces confirmed that five persons from the LRA were the perpetrators. There was no indication of any arrests made.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Kitgum district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians at a discotheque in Kitgum District
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Weapon Details
Unknown weapons were used.
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
Additional Information News items report that this incident was part of a string of incidents perpetrated by the LRA in August to September 2000 in northern Uganda. Kitgum District is at northernmost Uganda, sharing a border with Sudan.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Uganda: Northern rebels kill eight, injure six in attack on disco," The New Vision, September 5, 2000."
"Rebels Kill 8 in Northern Uganda," Xinhua General News Service, September 5, 2000."