Incident Summary:

10/25/2012: Assailants attacked a park rangers' patrol in Virunga National Park near Lake Edward outside of Bulambo village, Orientale province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Five assailants, two park rangers and one soldier were killed in the attack. Additionally, five other people were injured in the clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed it to the Congolese Patriotic Resistence: Patriotic Armed Forces (Pareco/FAP).



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Bulambo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Park Rangers
Specific Description Park Rangers
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Congolese Patriotic Resistence-Patriotic Armed Forces (Pareco/FAP) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 5
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 2
"Eight killed in militia attack at DR Congo wildlife reserve," Agence France Presse -- English, October 26, 2012.
"DRC: Three Killed, Three Injured in Virunga National Park Attack," BBC World Service, October 28, 2012.
"8 KILLED IN CLASH AT DRC'S VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK," States News Service, October 26, 2012.