Incident Summary:

09/26/2003: As many as seven people were killed in northern Uganda when members of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) opened fire on a group of pedestrians who were leaving a market in the town of Burcoro.

GTD ID:
200309260004

When:
2003-09-26

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Burcoro

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Ugandan military
Specific Description Ugandan military members escorting civilians away from market
Nationality of Target Uganda
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Ugandan civilians
Specific Description Ugandan civilians leaving market on foot in Burcoro
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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
Additional Information It is likely that Kalashnikov AK-47 rifles were used in this attack. It is the weapon of choice for LRA rebels.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 7
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
Agence France-Presse World Service, September 27, 2003.