Incident Summary:

11/14/2016: Assailants attacked Sheikh Ahamada Kyegena with a hammer in Iganga, Eastern region, Uganda. Kyegena, an imam, was killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201611140045

When:
2016-11-14

Country:
Uganda

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Eastern

City:
Iganga district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Jamiat Islamia Mosque
Specific Description Imam: Sheikh Ahamada Kyegena
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Blunt Object
Weapon Details
A hammer was 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
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
"Shock Returns Among Ugandan Muslim Faithfuls as Another Sheik is Brutally Killed," Bukedde Online, November 15, 2016."