Incident Summary:

06/24/2003: Suspected members of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) ambushed a Gateway bus killing one person and injuring six others near Katine, Uganda. The attackers ambushed the bus with gunfire at the Katine-Kalaki junction, puncturing the vehicle with 29 bullet holes.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Katine

Location Details:
This incident occurred at Katine-Kalaki junction, 12 miles from Soroti town along the Soroti-Lira road.

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 riding on a bus from Ochero to Kampala
Nationality of Target Uganda
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Gateway Bus Company
Specific Description A Gateway bus en route from Ochero to Kampala
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
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 / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Ugandan LRA rebels abduct at least 80 schoolgirls; kill one in bus attack,” BBC Monitoring International Reports, June 25, 2003.
Patrick Ebong, “Rebels abduct 100 Lwala schoolgirls,” The Monitor (Uganda), June 25, 2003.
“International roundup,” The Miami Herald, June 25, 2003.