Incident Summary:

01/18/2018: Assailants opened fire on the convoy of General Philemon Yav in Fizi, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least one soldier was killed and three more were injured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident however, sources attributed the attack to the Mai Mai Yakutumba Militia.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

South Kivu

Fizi district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Congolese Army
Specific Description Convoy of General: Philemon Yav
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 Yakutumba Militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"DR Congo Army 'At War' With Two Militia Groups: Minister," AFP (World Service), January 19, 2018.
"DR Congo General Ambushed In Troubled Eastern Region," AFP (World Service), January 19, 2018.
"DR Congo: General, Troops, Ambushed As Rebels Launch Fresh Attacks," Daily Independent (Nigeria), January 20, 2018.