Incident Summary:

02/10/2017: Assailants attacked Tshimbulu, Kasai-Central, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least 30 people were killed in the attack. The Kamwina Nsapu Militia claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201702100031

When:
2017-02-10

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kasai-Central

City:
Tshimbulu

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Dibaya district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Tshimbulu Town
Specific Description Town
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Firearms with 12-mm caliber ammunition were used in the attack.
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
Kamwina Nsapu Militia Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 30 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 30
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Kasai-Central: several dead in a new attack by militiamen Kamuina Nsapu in Tshimbulu," Radio Okapi, February 10, 2017."