Incident Summary:

10/10/2000: Nine people were killed and over sixty injured when members of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) hurled grenades into two separate dance halls in Gulu, Uganda.

GTD ID:
200010100001

When:
2000-10-10

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Gulu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Opich Travelers Inn
Specific Description Civilians at the Opich Travelers Inn
Nationality of Target Uganda
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Ugandan business
Specific Description Civilians at a Dance hall in Gulu
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
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
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 60 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 60
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Nine people killed in rebel attack on discotheques in north," Radio Uganda, October 12, 2000."
"Uganda Rebels Kill Eight in Grenade Attack," Panafrican News Agency, October 11, 2000."