Incident Summary:

04/15/2003: Ten people were killed when suspected Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels raided the Oroko displaced people’s camp in Aswa, Gulu district, Uganda. The perpetrators also torched approximately 200 grass-thatched houses in the incident.

GTD ID:
200304150003

When:
2003-04-15

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Aswa

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 at the Oroko displaced people’s camp in Aswa, 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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
The type of gun and incendiary used in this incident was not reported.
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 10 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
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
“At least 10 people killed in a rebel raid on northern Uganda camp,” Agence France Presse, April 16, 2003.