Incident Summary:

06/00/2020: Sometime between June 23, 2020 and June 26, 2020, assailants armed with a hammer attacked the windshield of a government vehicle while crossing the street in Kampala, Katwe, Central, Uganda. The hammer fell into the vehicle and the assailants fled the scene. No group claimed responsibility; however, a boda-boda driver was arrested in connection with the incident. Authorities suspected that this and two other attacks within a couple of days were related to the ban on boda-bodas.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Katwe.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Uganda
Specific Description Vehicles
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"One arrested in relation to attacks on govt vehicles," PML Daily, June 29, 2020.
"One arrested for targeting government vehicles with petrol bombs,", June 29, 2020.