Incident Summary:

01/09/2009: On Friday, Lord's Resistance Army fighters attacked the Congolese village of Kana, in the Orientale province. According to reports, 20 people were killed in the attack. The LRA have been attacking villages in response to a massive, multinational, military operation targeting their bases and hideouts in three countries. No group claimed responsibility although it was widely believed the Lord's Resistance Army was responsible.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Attack targeted the civilian village of Kana.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description The target was a Congolese village of Kana.
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
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 20 to 22.
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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 20
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Joe Bavier, "Ugandan LRA Rebels Kill 22 in Congo Raids," Reuters, January 11, 2009."
"Agence France Presse, "Twenty Die in Ugandan Rebels Attack in East of Drcongo: Report," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, January 10, 2009."