Incident Summary:

09/28/2017: Assailants attacked Uvira, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. There were no reported casualties in the attack. The Mai Mai Yakutumba Militia claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the group was carrying out a "liberation war."



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

South Kivu


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Uvira City
Specific Description City
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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
Mai Mai Yakutumba Militia Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"DRC: Army repulses new militia attack in Uvira," Radio Okapi, September 28, 2017.
"DRC: State PAS Press Summary 28 September 2017," Summary, September 28, 2017.