Incident Summary:

05/01/2015: Assailants attacked civilians in Kikamba town, South Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least 129 civilians were injured in the incident. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201505010115

When:
2015-05-01

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

South Kivu

City:
Kakamba

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 Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 127
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
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
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 60
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 127 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 127
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Aid group: Attackers Raped More than 120 Women in East Congo," Black Press USA, May 15, 2015."