Incident Summary:

08/16/2008: On Saturday morning, at about 0630, in Panyangara, Kotido, Uganda, armed assailants fired upon a bus, killing the conductor, wounding the driver, and damaging the bus. No group claimed responsibility, although it was widely believed that Karimojong Warriors were responsible.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in Panyangara, Kotido, 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 the conductor, wounding the driver, 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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"New Vision (Uganda), "Warriors Kill Man in Bus Ambush," LexisNexis Academic, New Vision (Uganda), August 17, 2008."
"National Counterterrorism Center, "One Civilian Killed, One Other Wounded in Armed Attack by Suspected Karimojong Warriors in Panyangara, Kotido, Uganda," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 22, 2010."