Notable LRA Incidents

Notable LRA Attacks and Returnee Incidents
Q3 2013

July 05, 2013 | Sobhe, Haut Uele, DRC
4 LRA combatants reportedly cut off the ear of a 40-year-old mother in a field 5 km north of Sobhe, Congo, after she recognized one of the children with the combatants. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Verification Rating: 3 | LRA Verification Rating: Medium

July 14, 2013 | Yangoussi, Haute-Kotto, CAR
A group of 49 armed LRA attacked the communities of Yangoussi, Bamara, and Zouangadji in CAR. They abducted approximately 34 people and killed 2 others, while also burning buildings and looting goods. Security forces responded and reportedly killed 1 LRA member and wounded several others.
Verification Rating: 4 | LRA Verification Rating: High

July 17, 2013 | Yangoussi, Haute-Kotto, CAR
Three days after LRA forces abducted 24 civilians from Yangoussi, CAR, and other nearby communities, they released 14 civilians. However, the LRA retained 6 boys and 4 girls in captivity.
Verification Rating: 3 | LRA Verification Rating: High

July 31, 2013 | Garamba National Park, Haut Uele, DRC
South Sudanese hunters exchanged fire with an LRA group, killing 2 LRA fighters and rescuing 2 women and 2 children.The escapees and the local hunters identified one of the killed LRA combatants as Major Odano, reportedly the senior LRA officer in Garamba National Park.
Verification Rating: 5 | LRA Verification Rating: High

August 29, 2013 | Bangalu, Haut Uele, DRC
Suspected LRA forces ambushed a group of Mbororo near Bangalu, DRC. The Mbororo were traveling to Niangara, DRC, from the Central African Republic. The assailants abducted 2 people and 10 cows.
Verification Rating: 3 | LRA Verification Rating: Medium

September 19, 2013 | Kotto 2, Haute-Kotto, CAR
Suspected LRA forces attacked the town of Kotto 2 in CAR and abducted 4 people, including 3 children. They also burned 40 houses, looted food and money, destroyed the town's granaries, beat people and displaced the population.
Verification Rating: 3 | LRA Verification Rating: Medium