Incident Summary:

08/15/2008: On Friday morning, at about 0530, at Nakapelmoru near Amgamwa, Moroto, Uganda, armed assailants fired upon a bus, killing one civilian, wounding six others, and damaging the bus. No group claimed responsibility, although it was widely believed that Karimojong Warriors were responsible.

GTD ID:
200808150026

When:
2008-08-15

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Near Amgamwa

Location Details:
The attack occurred at Nakapelmoru near Amgamwa, Moroto, Uganda.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity
Specific Description Armed assailants fired upon a bus, killing one civilian, wounding six others, and damaging the bus.
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
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack.
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
Karamojong Warriors (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"New Vision (Uganda), "Warriors Kill Man in Bus Ambush," LexisNexis Academic, New Vision (Uganda), August 17, 2008."
"New Vision (Uganda), "Warriors Kill Man in Bus Ambush," LexisNexis Academic, New Vision (Uganda), August 17, 2008."