Incident Summary:

10/19/2008: On Sunday night at 0400, suspected Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) fighters attacked the village of Bangadi, Haut-Zaire province, Democratic Republic of Congo. According to witnesses, the village was looted by the attackers and then many of the houses were set on fire. The attack killed one villager and seriously injured another after LRA fighters fired upon villagers. Twenty LRA fighters were also killed when villagers resisted the attack. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in the village of Bangadi, Haut-Zaire province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description The civillian village of Bangadi
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
An unknown incendiary device was used in the arson attack and unknown firearms were used in the firearm attack.
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
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 21 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 21
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 20
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Radio Okapi, "Seven Said Killed as Ugandan LRA Rebels Attack Eastern DR Congo Locality," World News Connection, Radio Okapi, October 21, 2008."
"United Nations, "UN Reports Killing of Six Civilians by Ugandan Rebel Forces in DRC," World News Connection, United Nations, October 23, 2008."