Incident Summary:

12/04/2017: Assailants raided Kutere, Bungoma, Kenya. This was one of two related attacks targeting villages in the area on this date. Eight people, including three assailants and five villagers, were killed across both assaults. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to the Sabaot Land Defense Force (SLDF).




Sub-Saharan Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Kutere Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Kenya
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Firearms and pangas were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed across incidents 201712040028 and 201712040029.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Sabaot Land Defense Force (SLDF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"'SLDF' kills 5 in Mt Elgon night horror," Daily Nation (Kenya), December 5, 2017.
"8 Killed in Monday Night Attack,", December 5, 2017.
"‘SLDF’ kills five in night attack at Chepyuk scheme in Mt Elgon,", December 5, 2017.