Incident Summary:

02/03/2017: Assailants attacked Kikuku village in Rutshuru district, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least seven people were killed and five other people were injured in the incident. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Mai Mai Mazembe Militia.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Kivu


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Rutshuru district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Kikuku Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
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
Mai Mai Mazembe Militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bloody month for crisis-torn DRC," CAJ News Africa, February 20, 2017.
"North Kivu: 75% of the population of Kikuku have fled insecurity," Radio Okapi, February 5, 2017.
"North Kivu: armed fighters attack Kikuku, 7 dead," Radio Okapi, February 4, 2017.