Incident Summary:

11/27/2014: Assailants opened fire on Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) soldiers in Dungu area, Orientale province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Five soldiers were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

GTD ID:
201411270068

When:
2014-11-27

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Orientale

City:
Dungu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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 Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
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
Sources
"Eastern Province: 5 soldiers killed by suspected rebels LRA in Dungu," Radio Okapi Online, November 28, 2014."