Incident Summary:

08/00/2018: Sometime between August 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018, assailants opened fire on traders in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rubirizi district, Western, Uganda. Three traders were injured and one was abducted in the attack. The hostage was released on an unknown date following the payment of a ransom. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Rubirizi district

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Traders
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 20000.00
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid 7500.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources Unknown
Ransom Notes Unknown
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Robert Mugabe was identified as the abducted trader.
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 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Uganda closes part of DR Congo border in hunt for kidnappers," Daily Monitor Online, April 4, 2019.