Incident Summary:

05/05/2005: The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) raided the Gei village in Ugnada's Gulu (District) killing 10 people and injuring 14 others. The perpetrators shot and hacked to death the victims during the raid. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200505050001

When:
2005-05-05

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Gei

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilan(s)
Specific Description Villagers in Gei
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
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
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 More than 4,000 people fled their homes as a result of this and other LRA attacks. Many of the people went to the refugee transit center at Palorinya in northern Uganda seeking protection.
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 10 Fatalities / 14 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 14
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“LRA Rebels Kill 10 in Northern Uganda,” The Monitor, May 10, 2005.
“Uganda’s LRA Rebels Kill 10 in North,” The New Vision, May 06, 2005.
“Uganda’s LRA Rebels said Attacking Villagers in Southern Sudan,” British Broadcasting Corporation, May 07, 2005.