Incident Summary:

12/22/2017: Assailants opened fire on Congolese Army soldiers in Lulimba, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least eight soldiers were killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Mai Mai Mazembe Militia.

GTD ID:
201712220020

When:
2017-12-22

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

South Kivu

City:
Lulimba

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Congolese Army
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mai Mai Mazembe Militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
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
"Nine DR Congo Soldiers Killed In Two Ambushes," AFP (World Service), December 25, 2017."
"Nine DR Congo soldiers killed in 2 militia attacks," GlobalSecurity.org, December 26, 2017."