Incident Summary:

03/28/2017: Assailants attacked the Kamati voter registration center in Walendu Bindi, Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo. There were no reported casualties, though voting materials were stolen in the assault. This was one of two coordinated attacks on election-related facilities on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources suspected the involvement of either the Patriotic Resistance Front in Ituri (FRPI) or the Mai Mai Simba Militia.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Walendu Bindi

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Irumu district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI)
Specific Description Kamati Voter Registration Center
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mai Mai Simba Militia (suspected) No
Patriotic Resistance Front in Ituri (FRPI) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"Voter registration centres attacked in northeast DRCongo," Radio Okapi, March 30, 2017.