Incident Summary:

02/17/2016: An explosive device detonated in Mengo area, Kampala district, Central region, Uganda. Three people were killed and six others were wounded in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201602170043

When:
2016-02-17

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Central

City:
Mengo

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Kampala district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
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 Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Grenade blast kills one, leaves scores injured in the Ugandan capital," Xinhua General News Service, February 17, 2016."
"Explosion kills child in Ugandan capital ahead of election," The Canadian Press, February 17, 2016."
"Africa Command OSINT Daily 17 February 2016," OSC Summary, February 18, 2016."