Incident Summary:

08/04/2017: Assailants attacked Lambukilela village in Tanganyika, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least 55 people were killed and several other people were injured in the incident. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Twa Militia.

GTD ID:
201708040018

When:
2017-08-04

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Tanganyika

City:
Lambukilela

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Lambukilela Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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
Twa Militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 55 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 55
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Africa Command OSINT Daily 4 - 6 August 2017," Summary, August 4, 2017."