Incident Summary:

04/04/2010: On Sunday, in Mbandaka, Equateur, Congo (Kinshasa), 100 militants armed with light machine guns and machetes attacked an airport. An unknown number of militants were killed and three militants were captured by Congolese soldiers. It is unknown if the attack caused any property damage. This was one of two related attacks that occurred in Mbandaka on 04/04/2010. No group claimed responsibility, but armed men known as Enyele were thought to be responsible for the attack.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack occurred at an airport in Mbandaka, Equateur, Congo (Kinshasa).

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity
Specific Description An airport was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Light machine guns and machetes 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
Enyele Militia (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 100
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Patrice Citera, "UN: Three UN Personnel Killed During Northern Congo Clashes Between Military, Militia," Factiva, Canadian Press, April 6, 2010.
BBC Monitoring Africa, "South African Pilot Killed in DRCongo Rebel Attack," Factiva, Star, April 6, 2010.
Agence France Presse, "UN Soldier Killed As DR.Congo Forces Battle Tribal Rebels: UN," Factiva, Agence France Presse, April 4, 2010.