Incident Summary:

02/25/2005: Assailants opened fire on a United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) patrol outside Ndoki, Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least nine Bangladeshi peacekeepers were killed and 11 other peacekeepers were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Nationalist Integrationist Front (FNI).



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Ndoki

Location Details:
The incident occurred 19 miles east of Bunia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC)
Specific Description Bangladeshi Patrol
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 7
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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
Nationalist Integrationist Front (FNI) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 9 Fatalities / 11 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 9
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 11
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Adrian Blomfield, "Nine UN soldiers killed in ambush," The Telegraph, February 26, 2005.
"United Nations Attacks Fast Facts," CNN, May 22, 2018.
"UN peacekeepers killed in DRC," News24, February 25, 2005.