Incident Summary:

11/15/2012: Assailants attacked military troops in the Kibumba area of North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Approximately 151 assailants and two soldiers were killed. In addition, seven soldiers and an unknown number of assailants were injured in the ensuing clash. M23 claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201211150023

When:
2012-11-15

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North Kivu

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information M23 spokesperson, Vianney Kazarama, denied the number of reported assailant casualties.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
M23 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 153 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 153
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 151
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"WORLD DIGEST," St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri), November 17, 2012."