Incident Summary:

05/16/2004: The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) attacked an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in the northern Ugandan city of Gulu, killing 22 civilians. A government official reported that 76 of the rebels who attacked Pagak later surrendered to the UPDF (Uganda People's Defense Forces).

GTD ID:
200405160001

When:
2004-05-16

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Gulu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Internally Displaced Persons Camp
Specific Description The Pagak internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Gulu, Uganda
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 76
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 22 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 22
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
"“Uganda: Vice-President Sorry Over Rebels' "Barbaric" Attacks in North,” The Monitor, May 18, 2004."