Incident Summary:

07/30/2002: Fifteen people were wounded by Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels outside of Karuma, Uganda, when the bus they were traveling on came under gunfire.

GTD ID:
200207300005

When:
2002-07-30

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Western

City:
Near Karuma

Location Details:
The bus was attacked on the Karuma-Pakwach road 50 miles outside of Karuma.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Ugandan Civilians on a bus traveling on the Karuma-Pakwach road
Nationality of Target Uganda
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
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 0 Fatalities / 15 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 15
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Uganda: Gunmen Wound 15 People in Bus Ambush in North," BBC Monitoring International Reports, July 30, 2002."
"Uganda: Gunmen Wound 15 People in Bus Ambush in North," Radio Uganda, July 30, 2002."