Incident Summary:

08/05/2002: Lord’s Resistance Army’s members (LRA) are suspected to have shot at a bus on its way from Kotido to Moroto (Northeast Uganda) and injuring a Uganda People’s Defense Forces soldier (UPFD).The sources reported also that a Karamojong warrior was dead but there is no information whether he was among the attackers.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Kotido

Location Details:
between Moroto and Kotido

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Ugandan forces
Specific Description Uganda People’s Defense Forces soldier (UPFD)
Nationality of Target Uganda
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Ugandan Mass Transit
Specific Description Bus at the Moroto-Kotido junction
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
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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
“Suspected rebels shoot at bus in northeastern Uganda,” Kampala Radio Uganda, August 5, 2002.