Incident Summary:

05/27/2016: Assailants opened fire on military forces in Lakwana, Northern, Uganda. A soldier was killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201605270041

When:
2016-05-27

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Lakwana

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Gulu district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
"Slain UPDF soldier buried," Africa News Hub, May 31, 2016."