Incident Summary:

06/21/2002: Members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) fired on the regional police chief's vehicle near Paico village. One policeman was killed and three other individuals were wounded in the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Paico

Location Details:
Incident was said to occur near Paico village

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Ugandan Law Enforcement
Specific Description Officers in the village of Paicho
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
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) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Henry Wasswa. “Rebels kill police constable, injure two others in raid in northern Uganda,” Associated Press, June 22, 2002.
“Rebels kill police officer in ambush in northern Uganda,” Agence France Presse, June 22, 2002.
Patrick Ongom Komakech, “UPDF Mamba Escorts Cardinal as Rebels Strike,” The Monitor, June 24, 2002.