Incident Summary:

12/07/2017: Assailants attacked an Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) position in Chiriba, near Bukavu, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Two people, including one soldier, were killed and one other was wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Raia Mutomboki Militia.

GTD ID:
201712070036

When:
2017-12-07

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

South Kivu

City:
Chiriba

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Bukavu.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC)
Specific Description Positions
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Raia Mutomboki Militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"South Kivu: Raia Mutomboki attack on FARDC positions in Chiriba," Radio Okapi, December 7, 2017."