Incident Summary:

05/27/2005: Members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) killed eight civilians during an attack on a village in the Kitgum district of Uganda. The villagers were shot and beaten to death with machetes and then dragged to the center of a nearby road. No claim of responsibility was reported.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Kitgum Matidi

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 Civilian villagers
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
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 8 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
“Ugandan Rebels Kill 8 Villagers, Army Says,” The New York Times, May 29, 2005.
“Uganda: Rebels attack killing eight in country's north,” The New Vision, May 29, 2005.
“Ugandan military: Rebels hack eight people to death,” Saudi Press Agency, May 27, 2005.