Incident Summary:

12/17/2017: Assailants slit the throat of Kambale Nzomivua Faustin, a civilian, in Buloloma, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Faustin was killed in the attack. This was one of two related attacks in the area on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

GTD ID:
201712170026

When:
2017-12-17

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North Kivu

City:
Buloloma

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Kambale Nzomivua Faustin
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Firearms and machetes 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 This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which both military and non-military entities are targeted.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
"In eastern DR Congo, Ugandan rebel group sows misery," NewsSummedUp.com, December 19, 2017."
"Suspected Ugandan rebels kill two in DR Congo attack," Radio Tayna, December 18, 2017."