Incident Summary:

01/02/2009: On Friday, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) fighters attacked the park headquarters of Garamba National Park, located in Negero in the Congo (Kinshasa)'s Orientale province. According to reports, at least ten people were killed, including: two civilian women, two park rangers, an electrician, and five other unidentified individuals. At least ten fighters were also killed in the four hour gun battle between park rangers, Congolese troops based at the local airstrip, and LRA rebels.

GTD ID:
200901020002

When:
2009-01-02

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Orientale

City:
Negero

Location Details:
Attack targeted the park ranger headquarters, located in the town of Negero.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Garamba National Park
Specific Description The target was a national park in Negero.
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the 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
Additional Information The most recent available sources listed the fatalities for this attack from 10 to 18, and the injuries for this attack from 5 to 13, so the majority casualty figures have been used in order to preserve statistical accuracy in the database.
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 20 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 20
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 10
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Daniel Magnowski, "LRA Raid on Congo Park Kills 20," Reuters, January 5, 2009."
"Associated Press, "Report: Uganda Rebels Kill Eight in Congo Park Attack," Associated Press, January 6, 2009."
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Eight Civilians, Eight People, Two Government Employees Killed, Five People Wounded in Armed Attack by Suspected LRA in Nagero, Orientale, Democratic Republic of the Congo," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 8, 2009."