Incident Summary:

08/07/2017: Assailants opened fire on Makala Prison in Lubudi neighborhood, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least 13 people, including one police officer and 12 assailants, were killed and an unknown number of other people were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Bunda Dia Kongo (BDK).



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Lubudi area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Makala Prison
Specific Description Prison
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Bunda Dia Kongo (BDK) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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 12
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"At least 27 people killed in Congo protest: Human Rights Watch," Reuters, August 10, 2017.
"Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Aug. 7," Xinhua General News Service, August 7, 2017.
"Congo Security Forces Kill At Least 14 in Rebel Clashes," AllAfrica Web Publications (English) UNASSIGNED, August 7, 2017.