Incident Summary:

12/31/2016: Assailants attacked a village and abducted 33 civilians in Nakolongbo, Bas-Uele, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The hostages were rescued by security forces on January 8, 2017. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

GTD ID:
201612310043

When:
2016-12-31

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bas-Uele

City:
Nakolongbo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Nakolongbo Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 33
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 8
Outcome Successful Rescue
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"DRC Armed Forces Dislodge Ugandan LRA Rebels From Village in Bas-Uele Province," Radio Okapi Online, January 11, 2017."