Incident Summary:

02/18/2017: Assailants attacked Hutu civilians in Kyaghala, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least 25 people were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Mai Mai Mazembe Militia.

GTD ID:
201702180012

When:
2017-02-18

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North Kivu

City:
Kyaghala

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Hutu Civilians
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Machetes and firearms 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
Mai Mai Mazembe Militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 25 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 25
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
"Twenty-five dead in machete massacre in eastern Congo DRC," Trend News (English), February 19, 2017."
"25 civilians killed in DR Congo rebel attack 2min," PressTV.com, February 19, 2017."
"25 dead in DR Congo rebel attack," The Peninsula, February 19, 2017."