Incident Summary:

06/12/2016: Six assailants opened fire on a police station in Gulu, Northern, Uganda. At least two people, including a soldier and a police officer, were killed and three police officers were injured in the attack. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) claimed responsibility for the incident; however, police officials questioned the veracity of this claim. Sources also suggested that the assailants intended to free Dan Oolo Odiya, a political opposition member.

GTD ID:
201606120026

When:
2016-06-12

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Northern

City:
Gulu

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 Police Station
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Other
Weapon Details
A machine gun, AK-47 assault rifles, and bows and arrows 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 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
National Democratic Alliance (NDA) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 6
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Uganda: Gunmen Reportedly Attack Police Station, Kill One Military Officer, Injure Several Others," BBC World Service, June 13, 2016."
"Soldier killed in raid on Ugandan police station," Daily Monitor Online, June 13, 2016."
"New rebel group claims attacks on Ugandan security installations," Chimpreports, June 13, 2016."