Incident Summary:

09/01/2001: Suspected Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels ambushed a Toyota Land Cruiser belonging to the American Catholic Relief Services between Adjumani and Nimule in Acholi, killing six workers, injuring two and burning the vehicle.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Adjumani

Location Details:
This incident occurred on a road traveling between the towns of Adjumani and Nimule.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity American Catholic Relief Services
Specific Description American Catholic Relief Services personnel in a vehicle travelling between the towns of Adjumani and Nimule
Nationality of Target United States
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Uganda: Lord’s Resistance Army rebels kill five, wound two in north,” The New Vision, September 3, 2001."
"Anna Borzello, “Five killed, two injured in rebel attack on Uganda-Sudan," Agence France Presse, September 3, 2001."
"Charity worker among six killed in rebel attack,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, September 3, 2001."