Incident Summary:

01/04/2009: On Sunday, Lord's Resistance Army fighters attacked the Sudanese village of Laso. According to authorities, no damage or casualty report could be confirmed for this incident, nor could the size of the attacking force. No group claimed responsibility.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Central Equatoria


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description The target were civilians.
Nationality of Target St. Martin
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
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
Additional Information The available sources listed the fatalities for this attack from 10 to 20, and because no majority figures were reported, the lowest proferred casualty figures were used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
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 0
"Africa News, "Twenty LRA Fighters Surrender in DRC," LexisNexis Academic, Africa News, January 06, 2009."
"Reuters, "LRA Raid on Congo Park Kills 20," Reuters, January 05, 2009."