Incident Summary:

11/13/2002: About 10 perpetrators attacked three parishes within Ogur, Lira district, Uganda, burning and looting the village. At least seven were killed, three injured, and 23 abducted from the incident. The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) was suspected responsible for the attack.

GTD ID:
200211130003

When:
2002-11-13

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Ogur

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Indiscriminate Civilians within Ogur
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 23
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom 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
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Axes, clubs and, machetes 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
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 7 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Dennis Ojwee, "Kony Hacks Nine to Death,” New Vision (Uganda), November 15, 2002."
"Rebels Kill Seven, Abduct 23 Others in Northern Uganda,” XINHUA GENERAL NEWS SERVICE, November 14, 2002."