Incident Summary:

11/24/2001: Suspected Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) members killed a Roman Catholic priest and two other people in an ambush on a vehicle between Atiak and Bibia, Gulu district, Uganda. The late Father Peter Obore Oromo was based in southern Sudan's diocese of Torit.

GTD ID:
200111240001

When:
2001-11-24

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Near Atiak

Location Details:
This incident took place between Atiak and Bibia, Gulu district, Uganda.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Roman Catholic Priest
Specific Description Father Peter Obore Oromo while located between Atiak and Bibia
Nationality of Target Sudan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 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
Sources
"Rebels in North Uganda Kill Three People,” Agence France Presse, November 27, 2001."
"Uganda: Catholic Priest among Dead in Rebel Attack near Border with Sudan,” Nairobi Integrated Regional Information Network, November 26, 2001."