Incident Summary:

08/27/2005: Suspected Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) members ambushed a truckload of civilians near Kalongo, Uganda, killing seven people. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200508270004

When:
2005-08-27

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Kalongo

Location Details:
235 miles north of Kampala near Kalongo

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 Civilians on a truck near Kalongo
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
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
“Truck kills 10 sleeping men,” The Ottawa Sun, August 28, 2005.
“World briefs column,” Winnipeg Sun, August 28, 2005
“World in brief,” The Washington Post, August 28, 2005.