Incident Summary:

11/12/2002: The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) militants attacked a private-owned bus and shot at passengers aboard in Okinga, Pader district, Uganda. At least five were killed in the attack.

GTD ID:
200211120005

When:
2002-11-12

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Okinga

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 Indiscriminate civilians traveling on a private-owned bus in Okinga
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unspecified weapons were used in the incident.
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
Additional Information The bus was attacked at Okinga while traveling from Kampala to Kitgum via the Gulu - Kitgum road.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
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
"Uganda: LRA Rebels Attack Bus, Kill "At Least Five",” Kampala The New Vision (Internet Version-WWW), November 12, 2002."
"Uganda; Rebels Hit Otada Bus,” Africa News, November 12, 2002."