Incident Summary:

4/26/2002: Members of Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) attacked a funeral in the Agoro mountain ranges, Eastern Equatoria state, Sudan. The assailants forced approximately 60 mourners to cut up, cook, and eat the dead body they were burying. The rebels then shot all of the mourners. Authorities believe that the attack was in response to the locals' refusal to support the rebels.

GTD ID:
200204260002

When:
2002-04-26

Country:
Sudan

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Eastern Equatoria

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Agoro mountain ranges.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Mourners at a funeral
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
Additional Information One source states that the attack was led by rebel leader Joseph Kony
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 60 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 60
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
"LRA killed at least 300 Sudanese villagers - says UPDF," Africa News Service, May 3, 2002."
"Ugandan rebels shoot 60 mourners dead inside Sudan," Agence France Presse, April 28, 2002."
"Katy Salmon, "Politics-Uganda: Desperate rebels force mourners to eat corpse," Inter Press Service, April 30, 2002."