Incident Summary:

11/10/2010: On Wednesday, in the village of Dengolo in the district of West Nile in Moyo, Uganda, unidentified militants entered the village and kidnapped 11 people. No casualties were reported and the status of the hostages is unknown. No group has claimed responsibility, but the militant group Sudan People's Liberation Army was thought responsible for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Moyo

Location Details:
The attack occurred in the village of Dengolo, in the West Nile District of Moyo, Uganda.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 11
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Weapon Details
It is unknown if weapons 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
Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
New Vision, Barbara Among, "SPLA Attack Moyo, Abduct Fourteen," (November 10, 2010).
BBC Monitoring Africa, "Southern Sudan Soldiers Attack Village in Uganda, Abduct Civilians," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Africa, November 11, 2010.