Incident Summary:

02/24/1999: Four people were killed and four cars burnt when Hutu rebels attacked a civilian convoy of 10 vehicles on the Goma-Rutshuru road near Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Kivu

Near Goma

Location Details:
The ambush took place on the Goma-Rutshuru road, near Goma.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Convoy of ten vehicles on the Goma-Rutshuru Road near Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
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
Hutu extremists (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"DRCongo: Hutu Militiamen Kill Four in Attack Near Goma,” Rwanda News Agency, February 26, 1999.