Incident Summary:

12/13/2001: Heavily-armed gunmen shot and seriously injured three soldiers of the Presidential Protection Unit (PPU) outside of Moroto, Uganda. The soldiers were on their way to Moroto from Mbale in an army truck after collecting fuel for the Ugandan president's convoy which had overseen military exercises in the area.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Moroto

Location Details:
This incident occurred outside of Moroto.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Presidential Protection Unit
Specific Description Three soldiers of the Presidential Protection Unit (PPU) outside of Moroto, Uganda
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information The attack occurred in along an uninhabited stretch about 12 miles from where President [Yoweri] Museveni had camped as he oversaw disarmament exercises. The attack was blamed on local tribal elements.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"“Tribal gunmen shoot, wound presidential protection unit soldiers," The New Vision, December 15, 2001."