Incident Summary:

06/24/2017: Assailants raided Kaseghe, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least four assailants and two soldiers were killed and a civilian was injured in the ensuing clash with security forces. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the National Movement of Revolutionaries (MNR).



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Kivu


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the North Kivu district.

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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Kaseghe Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Movement of Revolutionaries (MNR) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Seven killed as rebels clash with soldiers in eastern Congo," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, June 25, 2017.
"Fresh Crisis in Eastern DR Congo Wastes Six Lives," Sahel Standard, June 24, 2017.
"Seven killed as militia attacks DRCongo military position," Virunga Business Radio, June 26, 2017.