Incident Summary:

06/08/2015: Assailants abducted at least 31 civilians in Ngilima village, near Dungu town, Orientale province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thirteen hostages were released on June 12, 2015, but the whereabouts of the remaining hostages are unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the abduction to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

GTD ID:
201506080072

When:
2015-06-08

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Orientale

City:
Near Dungu

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Ngilima village, near Dungu

Attack Information
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 31
US Hostages 0
Outcome Combination
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
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Ugandan rebel fighters kidnap 45 in norteastern DRCongo," Goma Radio Okapi, June 12, 2015."