Incident Summary:

01/09/2009: On Friday through Sunday, Lord's Resistance Army fighters attacked the gold mining village of Sambia, in the Orientale district of the Congo (Kinshasa). According to reports, the casualty count is between five and thirty dead, an unknown number of wounded, and over 10,000 people displaced.

GTD ID:
200901090025

When:
2009-01-11

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Orientale

City:
Near Sambia

Location Details:
Attack occurred in the village of Sambia, exact location is unknown.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Specific target unknown.
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
Unknown
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 available sources listed the fatalities for this attack from 6 to 22, and because no majority figures were reported, the lowest proferred casualty figures were 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 6 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
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 Unknown
Sources
"Daniel Magnowski and Tim Pearce, "Ugandan LRA Rebels Kill 22 in Congo Raids," Reuters, January 11, 2009."
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Six Civilians, Several Soldiers Killed by Suspected LRA in Sambia, Orientale, Democratic Republic of the Congo," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 2, 2009."
"National Counterterrorism Center, "30 Civilians Killed by Suspected LRA in Sambia, Orientale, Democratic Republic of the Congo," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 2, 2009."