Incident Summary:

10/09/2015: Assailants attacked military personnel guarding the Garamba National Game Park in Paika district, Orientale province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Four people, including a military colonel, a soldier, and two park wardens, were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, officials suspected that the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) were behind the attack.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Paika district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Congolese Wildlife Authority
Specific Description Garamba National Park Wardens
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
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 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) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
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
"DRC: Suspected Foreign Rebel Group Kills Four People, Army Colonel in East," BBC World Service, October 9, 2015."