Incident Summary:

10/07/2002: Lords Resistance Army (LRA) rebels tied three people to trees in the village of Olinga, Uganda before hacking them to death with machetes.

GTD ID:
200210070002

When:
2002-10-07

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Olinga

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 Civilians in Olinga, Uganda
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
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) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
“People tied to trees before being hacked to death in northern Uganda,” Agence France Presse, October 7, 2002.