Incident Summary:

02/06/2016: Assailants raided an unspecified number of Hutu villages in Lubero territory, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. This was one of two related attacks in North Kivu province over the weekend. At least 21 people were killed and 40 people were injured across both raids. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to the Union of Patriots for the Defense of Innocents (UPDI) and the Nduma Defense of Congo (NDC).



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Kivu


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Hutu Civilians
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 Casualty numbers for this attack represent a division of a cumulative total of killed and wounded across incidents (201602060063-201602060064).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Nduma Defense of Congo (NDC) No
Union of Patriots for the Defense of Innocents (UPDI) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"UN: 21 killed in 'alarming' violence in Eastern DRC," Daily Trust Nigera, February 10, 2016.
"Ethnic Violence in DR Congo Kills at Least 21: U.N.," MSNBC Newsweek, February 9, 2016.
"At least 21 Hutus killed in 'alarming' east Congo violence - U.N.," Reuters Africa, February 8, 2016.