Incident Summary:

03/23/2016: Assailants armed with spears, machetes, and clubs attacked a Uganda Police Force (UPF) post in Kidodo, Western, Uganda. At least two people were killed, including a police officer and an assailant, in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201603230021

When:
2016-03-23

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Western

City:
Kidodo

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Kasese district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Uganda Police Force (UPF)
Specific Description Post
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
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Melee Blunt Object
Weapon Details
Machetes, spears, and clubs 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 victims included Godfrey Kasimba.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
Sources
"Policeman killed in latest Kasese attacks," Uganda Daily Monitor, March 24, 2016."
"Two killed in Kasese police post attack," AfricaNewsDesk.com, March 24, 2016."