Incident Summary:

09/30/2009: On Wednesday, in Sud Kiru, Congo (Kinshasa), armed assailants attacked a civilian convoy that included a vehicle carrying two Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) workers, assaulting and killing one ADRA employee and kidnapping the other, who later escaped. No damage was reported. No group claimed responsibility.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

South Kivu


Location Details:
The attack occurred in an unspecified location.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
Specific Description A vehicle carrying Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) humanitarian workers
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) escaped (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Humanitarian Aide Worker Killed in Assault, One Other Kidnapped in Sud-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 14, 2010.
Agence France Presse, “Relief Worker from US Chairty Killed in DR Congo,” LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, October 2, 2009.