Incident Summary:

12/04/2017: Assailants attacked a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) compound in Mweso, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The assailants threatened the staff and stole money and equipment; however, there were no reported casualties in the incident. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Kivu


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Specific Description Compound
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Doctors robbed, beaten up in restless DRC," CAJ News Africa, December 6, 2017.
"Armed men attack MSF compound in eastern Congo," dpa-AFX International ProFeed, December 4, 2017.