Incident Summary:

03/28/2001: Suspected members of the Allied Democratic Forces attacked Hamkungu fishing village in Uganda’s Kasese District. The attack left three people dead while four others were abducted. Also, the perpetrators set fire to one vehicle and four houses. Uganadan General, James Kazini, stated that the attackers were fewer than 10 individuals and that their goal was to loot the village and divert the government forces away from their offensive against their organization. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in the fishing village of Hamkungu
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 4
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
The attackers set fire to a vehicle and four houses.
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) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Uganda: Army Officer Says Recent Attack in Southwest Was by ADF Rebel Remants,” Radio Uganda, March 30, 2001"