Incident Summary:

11/06/2015: Assailants attacked Peke village, Bondo district, Orientale province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is one of three related attacks on villages in the Bondo area on the same date. Three civilians and one Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) soldier were killed in this specific attack. Additionally, five civilians were abducted across the assaults. The outcome of the abduction is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the attack; however, sources attributed the attack to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

GTD ID:
201511060036

When:
2015-11-06

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Orientale

City:
Peke

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Bondo district.

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 Peke Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom 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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Hostage numbers for this attack represent a division of a cumulative total across incidents (201511060036, 201511060037, 201511060038).
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 4 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Villages deserted as Ugandan rebels attack, kidnap five in northeastern DRCongo," Goma Radio Okapi, November 8, 2015."
"Article Says Armed Rebels of LRA Attack DRC Village of Kpete," Radio Okapi Online, November 8, 2015."
"Suspected LRA militants kill three people in the DRC's Orientale," Jane's Terrorism Watch Report, November 18, 2015."