Incident Summary:

12/25/2017: Assailants attacked Yobora, Rutshuru, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Four people were killed and at least 144 houses were burned in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Nyatura Militia.

GTD ID:
201712250033

When:
2017-12-25

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North Kivu

City:
Yobora

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Rutshuru.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Yobora Locality
Specific Description Locality
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Nyatura Militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
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
"North Kivu: Five civilians killed by suspected Mai-Mai Nyatura in Bwito," Radio Okapi, December 28, 2017."