Incident Summary:

05/29/2003: Alleged members of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) ambushed a civilian pick-up truck about 40 kilometers (24 miles) east of Gulu on the Gulu-Moroto road, killing one and injuring another person. The LRA members burned the truck after killing the civilians.

GTD ID:
200305290002

When:
2003-05-29

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Near Gulu

Location Details:
The incident took place about 40 kilometers (24 miles) east of Gulu on the Gulu-Moroto road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Indiscriminate civilians in a pick-up truck about 40 kilometers (24 miles) east of Gulu on the Gulu-Moroto road in 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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Unknown
Weapon Details
Arson and other unspecified weapons were used in this 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 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Security alert after LRA rebels kill 15," Africa News, May 30, 2003."