Incident Summary:

10/21/2002: Suspected members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) ambushed a passenger bus This incident occurred on a road in between Kampala and Gulu, Uganda. Four civilians were wounded.

GTD ID:
200210210001

When:
2002-10-21

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Central

City:
Near Kampala

Location Details:
This attack occurred This incident occurred on a road in between Kampala and Gulu.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians on a passenger bus This incident occurred on a road in between Kampala and Gulu, Uganda
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 / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Uganda: LRA Rebels Blamed for Attack on Gulu-Kampala Bus,” Financial Times Information, October 22, 2002.
“Four wounded as rebels ambush bus in north Uganda,” Agence France Presse, October 21, 2002.