Incident Summary:

12/25/2013: Assailants attacked Kamango village in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least 40 people were killed and 16 injured in the attack. In addition 11 people were abducted; the outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. A United Nations (UN) peacekeeping force intervened during the attack, forcing the assailants to flee the area. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities attributed the attack to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Kivu


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Kamango Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 10
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority of estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 40 Fatalities / 16 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 40
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 16
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Red Cross exhumes bodies of people killed by Ugandan rebels in eastern DRCongo," Radio France Internationale, December 27, 2013."
"Xinhua: UN Mission In DR Congo Launches Attack After Rebels Kill 42 Civilians," Xinhua, December 26, 2013."
"UN force fires on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo after deadly attack," Agence France Presse -- English, December 25, 2013."