Incident Summary:

11/13/2009: On Friday night, in one of two related attacks, in the village of Nongo near Dungu, Orientale, Congo (Kinshasa), assailants attacked the village by unknown means, killing 13 people including two soldiers. No material damage or motive for the attack was reported and no group claimed responsibility, although it was widely believed the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) was responsible.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Dungu

Location Details:
The attack took place in the village of Nongo near Dungu, Orientale.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A village was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Weapon Details
Unknown weapons were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This was one of two related attacks (cf. 200911130011). The available sources listed the fatalities for these attacks cumulatively as 13, and the injuries for these attacks cumulatively as zero, so these figures have been distributed evenly for these cases 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 7 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
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, "Eight Civilians, Two Soldiers, Three People Killed by Suspected LRA in Dungu, Orientale, Democratic Republic of the Congo," Worldwide Incidents Tracking Sysstem, May 04, 2010.
news.jonzu, "10 People Killed by The LRA Near Ngilima," (November 23, 2009).