Incident Summary:

12/08/2017: Assailants abducted 10 people, including two Congolese National Navy soldiers, in Vitshumbi, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Mai Mai Charles Militia.

GTD ID:
201712080029

When:
2017-12-08

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North Kivu

City:
Vitshumbi

Location Details:
The incident occurred 100 kilometers to the north of Goma.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Congolese National Navy
Specific Description Soldiers
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 Yes
Number of Hostages 10
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mai Mai Charles Militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
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
Sources
"Rebels kidnap 10 people in DRCongo's Rutshuru region," Radio Okapi, December 8, 2017."