Incident Summary:

06/12/2017: Assailants attacked and killed three soldiers and a park ranger in Haut-Uele province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in the attack.

GTD ID:
201706120024

When:
2017-06-12

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Haut-Uele

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the northeastern area of the province.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Park Rangers
Specific Description Ranger
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
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
"Suspected Ugandan rebels kill four in northeastern DRCongo," Radio Okapi, June 13, 2017."