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Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)

The Terrorist group "Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)" is an almost insignificant association in a worldwide comparison. It is active in 5 countries. In the years 2012 to 2016 alone, a total of 72 terrorist acts with 39 killed people were registered.

The most frequently affected targets were Private citizens and Religious institutions. The most common forms of terrorism were Armed Assault and Kidnapping.

Overview: Terrorism

List of Terror Groups

Comparison by country

Number of attacks since 1994

Only those acts of terrorism were evaluated, in which the terrorist organisation Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) claimed the main responsibility. There may well be further attacks on which Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has declared itself to be a subordinate group or in which a subordinate role has been identified by the authorities. These cases are not covered here. Neither were incidents before 1994 evaluated.



Primary attack targets



Type of attacks



Uganda 1994 to 2008

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Northern103986431702
Eastern1218931130
Western564172
Unknown21710350
Central2440


Sudan 2002 to 2011

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
West Equatoria2234799
Eastern Equatoria1054586
Central Equatoria31941
Western Bahr el Ghazal15021


Congo (Dem. Republic) 2006 to 2016

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Orientale711,04833639
Haut-Uele70053
Bas-Uele700137
Kasai Oriental21100
Unknown20017
South Kivu1400
Equator1000


Central Africa 2009 to 2016

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Haut-Mbomou1617281
Mbomou112122138
Unknown521042
Haute-Kotto32062
Vakaga32110


South Sudan 2015

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Western Equatoria22013
Western Bahr el Ghazal11140


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. For the definition of a terrorist act see the introduction of our terrorism pages.