Incident Summary:

11/21/2005: Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) members ambushed a minibus in Uganda’s Pader (District) killing 12 people and injuring five others. The LRA members set the bus on fire with the victims still inside. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200511210001

When:
2005-11-21

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Pader district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Civilan(s)
Specific Description Civilians traveling through Pader (District)
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 12 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Uganda's rebels ambush civilian vehicle in north,” Xinhua General News Service, November 21, 2005.
“LRA Rebels kill 12 in bus ambush in Pader (District),” Africa News, November 21, 2005.
“Ugandan rebels kill 17 in two ambushes,” Pan African News Agency (PANA), November 21, 2005.