Incident Summary:

01/03/2003: Suspected members of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) opened fire in Acet in Gulu district, Uganda. The target of the gunfire was a group of dancing civilians, of which six were left dead. Known LRA thugs were among the group fired on.

GTD ID:
200301030009

When:
2003-01-03

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Acet

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 (possibly LRA rivals) in Uganda
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
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 6 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
“Rebels Kill Six Revellers, Injure Eight in Northern Uganda,” Agence France Presse, January 3, 2003.
“Twenty-five killed in unrest in northern Uganda,” Agence France Presse, January 3, 2003.