Incident Summary:

07/12/2016: Assailants attacked civilians in Mandibe Two, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. This was one of two related attacks that occurred in the area on this date. Two civilians were sexually assaulted and 17 others were abducted across both attacks. Ten hostages were rescued on July 12, 2016, while the fate of the remaining hostages is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources suspected the involvement of the Patriotic Resistance Front in Ituri (FRPI).



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Kivu


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mandibe Two area, 90 kilometers southwest of Bunia

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 8
US Hostages 0
Outcome Combination
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
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 injured and kidnapped across incidents 201607110041 and 201607110042.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Patriotic Resistance Front in Ituri (FRPI) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"DRCongo army rescues 10 kidnapped hostages in northeast," Radio Okapi, July 13, 2016.