Incident Summary:

11/27/2016: Assailants attacked military forces in Lukanga, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least one assailant was killed in the ensuing clash. This was one of two coordinated attacks in the area on this date. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to the Mai Mai Mazembe militia.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Kivu


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC)
Specific Description Forces
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which both military and non-military entities were targeted.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mai Mai Mazembe Militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Militia Attack Kills 34 Civilians In DR Congo," AFP (World Service), November 27, 2016.
"Militia kills 34 people in Democratic Republic of Congo," Anadolu Agency (AA), November 27, 2016.
"Ethnic Militia Kills 34 Civilians," AllAfrica Web Publications (English) UNASSIGNED, November 28, 2016.