Incident Summary:

06/22/2017: Assailants attacked a military position in Kalau neighborhood in Beni, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. This was one of five coordinated attacks in Beni on this date. At least 13 assailants and three soldiers were killed while six assailants and three students were injured in the ensuing clashes. The National Movement of Revolutionaries (MNR) claimed responsibility for the incidents.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Kivu


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Kalau neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which both military and non-military entities were targeted. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here. Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201706220004, 201706220005, 201706220006, 201706220007, and 201706220008.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Movement of Revolutionaries (MNR) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Heavy Clashes Rock City In Eastern DR Congo," AFP (World Service), June 22, 2017.
"16 Dead As Militants Clash With Troops In Eastern DR Congo," AFP (World Service), June 22, 2017.
"DRC Nord-Kivu Governor Says ‘There Is A Great War Looming On The Horizon’," Radio Okapi Online, June 27, 2017.