Incident Summary:

03/18/2001: 20 to 30 members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attacked the western Ugandan town of Kasese, killing 11 people and injuring six others. The attackers first struck the local police barracks at the edge of the town. They then set two gas stations on fire and burned around 50 vehicles during the attack. The perpetrators left a note indicating that the ADF had attacked the town because Kasese residents had voted for President Yoweri Museveni during presidential elections held on March 12, 2001. The leaflet was signed by Mulobelyo, the ADF's Operations Commander. Three ADF rebels were killed in the fighting as well.




Sub-Saharan Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Gas Stations
Specific Description Gas Stations in Kasese. One owned by Shell Corporation.
Nationality of Target Multinational
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Undangan Police
Specific Description Police Barracks in Kasese
Nationality of Target Uganda
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in Kasese
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
The attackers set two gas stations and over 50 vehicles on fire. They then shot at people as they were attempting to run from the fires.
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
Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Eleven Killed As Rebels Raid Ugandan Town,” Agence France Presse, March 18, 2001."