Incident Summary:

06/17/2002: Members of the Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD) kidnapped and beat 2 UN officials working in the country. The act was condemned by the Secretary General Kofi Annan.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United Nations Task Force Members
Specific Description Members to the United Nations mission in Kisangani
Nationality of Target Multinational
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“UN Secretary-General strongly condemns acts of intimidation against UN mission in Democratic Republic of Congo,” M2 Presswire, June 19, 2002.
“Goma rebels said kidnap, molest 2 UN officials, Secretary Annan protests,” Paris Radio France, June 19, 2002.
“UN head condemns intimidation of peacekeeping officials,” Radio France Internationale, June 19, 2002.