On March 1, 1999, a band of 100 Interahamwe soldiers attacked unarmed tourists and their guides at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. The Interahamwe is a paramilitary organization formed by a group of young Hutu males who carried out the Rwandan Genocide acts against the Tutsis in 1994.
In the Bwindi Park attack, several tour groups were assaulted, taken hostage, and forced to march toward the Democratic Republic of the Congo. One Ugandan, Paul Ross Wagaba, was burned alive. Eight of the victims, including Americans Susan Miller and Robert Haubner, were beaten to death.
Many items were stolen from the tourists during the attack, including a U.S. passport, U.S. driver’s license, Ladies Citizen Dive watch, and Toshiba Portogo laptop computer.
The Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information that brings to justice those responsible for this attack.