Incident Summary:

06/15/2003: Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels attacked a village in the Alito sub-county, Uganda, killing 18 and abducting 83 others after burning over 400 huts.

GTD ID:
200306150005

When:
2003-06-15

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Alito

Location Details:
This attack occurred In the Alito sub-county, Kole county in Apac District

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity A village in the northern region of Uganda
Specific Description Villagers in the Alito sub-county, Kole county
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 83
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
The villagers were hacked to death with unnamed weapons.
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
Additional Information The fate of those kidnapped was unknown.
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 18 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 18
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 0
Sources
“Rebels in Northern Uganda Hack 18 to Death, Reportedly Abduct 83 Others,” The New Vision, June 16, 2003.