Incident Summary:

12/28/2017: Assailants attacked an Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) barracks in Kasindi, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least seven people, including six assailants and one soldier, were killed and three people were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Mayi Mayi.

GTD ID:
201712280034

When:
2017-12-28

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North Kivu

City:
Kasindi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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 Barracks
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Mayi Mayi No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 6
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"7 dead, four captured in border militia attacks," TheUgandaToday.com, December 29, 2017."
"Soldier Among Seven Killed in Eastern DRC Clashes," AFP (World Service), December 28, 2017."