Incident Summary:

03/14/2001: Four people were injured when a bomb exploded on a taxi bus in Mitala Maria, Uganda. No details were provided on the extent of any property damage done by the explosion. Although no group claimed responsibility for the attack, sources speculated that the bombing could have been a response to the election of Yoweri Museveni as President shortly before the bus bombing.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Mitala Maria

Location Details:
A taxi bus to Kampala's south, in Mitala Maria

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity A taxi bus in Mitala Maria
Specific Description Four people in or near the bus at the time of the explosion
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
No weapon detail was provided.
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
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."
"Anna Borzello, "Uganda's Besigye scoffs at allegations linking him to bombs," Agence France-Presse, March 18, 2001."