Incident Summary:

06/08/2018: Assailants opened fire on Ibrahim Abiriga at his residence near Kawanda, Central Region, Uganda. Abiriga, a National Resistance Movement (NRM) party legislator, and another person were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Kawanda

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Wakiso district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Parliament of Uganda
Specific Description Residence of Member of Legislature: Ibrahim Abiriga
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
An AK-47 assault rifle 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
Additional Information The victims included civilian Said Kongo.
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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Prominent Ugandan MP Shot Dead: Police," AFP (World Service), June 8, 2018.
"Ugandan legislator shot dead by unknown gunmen," Xinhua News Agency, June 8, 2018.
"BBCM Africa Watchlist for 11 June," BBC Monitoring, June 11, 2018.