Incident Summary:

05/23/2003: At least nine people, including three soldiers and two of the perpetrators, were killed when a group of suspected rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) attacked a trade center in Abim, Uganda.

GTD ID:
200305230004

When:
2003-05-23

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Abim

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Indiscriminate civilians at a trade center in Abim, 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) 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 Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Nine killed in rebel attack in north Uganda," Agence France Presse, May 23, 2003."