Incident Summary:

09/02/2000: On the morning of September 2, 2000, over thirty perpetrators attacked a Police post in Nkooko Subcounty, Kibale District, Uganda. They killed two Policeman, abducted one Policeman and six militiamen, and stole four guns and a Police uniform. An Ugandan Army Spokesman suspected that the perpetrators were rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group. Two of the dead policemen included the Head Officer and Deputy of the Police Station.




Sub-Saharan Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Ugandan Police
Specific Description Ugandan Police Station in Nkooko, Kibale District
Nationality of Target Uganda
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Nkooko Subcounty, Kibale District
Specific Description Shops and a Dispensary in Nkooko Subcounty
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 7
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used by the perpetrators.
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 A Police Spokesman and Ugandan Army Spokesman both confirmed the incident to the press. The perpetrators drove a Tata-model truck they stole from a nearby town to attack Nkooko. Reports conflicted on the number of kidnap, ranging from one Policeman to seven, including that policeman and six local militiamen deployed at the Police Station. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) consists of members from the Tabliq Islamic sect, and were part of the now defunct National Army for the Liberation of Uganda (NALU) rebel organization.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 30
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Uganda: Over 30 suspected ADF rebels attack police post, kill two," New Vision September 4, 2000."
"Two policemen killed in rebel attack on Ugandan police station," Agence France Presse, September 4, 2000."