Incident Summary:

06/04/2001: Three homemade bombs went off almost simultaneously at around 8 p.m. local time in Kampala, Uganda. Two of them were inside moving vehicles at Natete and Maganjo and another at the entrance of the new taxi park in Kampala. One person was killed and another 16 people were injured in the blasts. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Kampala taxi park, vehicles, and road system
Specific Description The entrance to the Kampala new mini-bus taxi park and two vehicles in Natete and Maganjo districts
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 Vehicle
Weapon Details
Initial indicators showed that homemade improvised explosive devices were used.
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 Between 1997 and 1999, dozens of people were killed in several bomb and hand-grenade explosions in Kampala. Responsibility for those attacks was later claimed by the National Army for the Liberation of Uganda (NALU), an urban terrorist group linked to the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 16 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 16
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Uganda: Over 15 people injured in city bomb attacks,” The New Vision, June 5, 2001.
Gus Selassie, “Bomb blasts rock capital,” World Markets Analysis, June 05, 2001.
“Uganda: Police confirm one dead, 16 wounded in Kampala bomb blast,” Radio Uganda, June 5, 2001.