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
Patrick Ebong, “Rebels abduct 100 Lwala schoolgirls,” The Monitor (Uganda), June 25, 2003.
“International roundup,” The Miami Herald, June 25, 2003.
“Ugandan LRA rebels abduct at least 80 schoolgirls; kill one in bus attack,” BBC Monitoring International Reports, June 25, 2003.