Incident Summary:

06/20/2015: Assailants attacked park rangers and soldiers in Dungu area, Orientale province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Three soldiers and rangers and two assailants were killed in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

GTD ID:
201506200059

When:
2015-06-20

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 the Dungu area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Congolese Army
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Park Rangers
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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 100
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 2
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"DR Congo army clashes with Ugandan rebel in Garamba park, 5 killed," Xinhua General News Service, June 23, 2015."