Incident Summary:

04/27/2017: Assailants attacked Nyatura Militia fighters in Kivuye, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. This was one of two coordinated assaults in the area overnight. At least 26 Hutu civilians were killed across both attacks. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to the National Council for Revival and Democracy (CNRD).



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Kivu


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Masisi territory.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Hutu Civilians
Nationality of Target Republic of the Congo
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Nyatura Militia
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target 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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been the result of conflict between rival groups. Casualty numbers reflect a division of the total number of those killed across incidents 201704270025 and 201704270026.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Council for Revival and Democracy (CNRD) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 13 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
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
"Rebel factions clash in eastern DRCongo," Radio Okapi, May 11, 2017.