Incident Summary:

07/01/2018: Assailants attacked Cyamuzi village in Nyaruguru district, Southern, Rwanda. Assailants stole foodstuffs and briefly held an unknown number of civilians hostage during the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Nyabimata sector in Nyaruguru district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Cyamuzi Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Rwanda
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
Rifles were used in the attack.
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"News Rwandan Army Kills 3 Suspected Rebels In Nyungwe Forest 91," ChimpReports, December 18, 2018.
"Burundian gang in third attack on Rwandan villages in a month," The East African, July 3, 2018.
"Rwanda President Warns Militia After Reported Killing of Four Nationals Near Burundi, DRC Borders," BBC World Service Africa, December 17, 2018.