Incident Summary:

03/14/2001: Two people were killed and seven were injured when a homemade parcel bomb detonated in a market in Kampala, Kampala district, Uganda. No details were provided on the extent of any property damage done in the explosion. Although no group claimed responsibility for the attack, police arrested two men the following day for their suspected connections to the bombing. Sources speculated that the attack could have been related to the election of Yoweri Museveni as President, as the bombing occurred shortly after the election outcome was announced.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
A market in downtown Kampala, which was between a stand for taxis and Nakivubo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity A Kampala market
Specific Description At least nine people wounded in or near the market, including a female vendor named Amina Munero and a man named Vincent Shambadi
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The bomb was described as a homemade parcel bomb.
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 One of the sources said that six people were injured while the other two stated that seven were wounded.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Grenade attack kills one, injures five in Uganda," Associated Press, March 17, 2001."
"One dead, five injured in Uganda grenade attack," Reuters, March 17, 2001."
"Two confirmed dead, seven seriously injured in Kampala bomb explosion," Radio Uganda, March 16, 2001."