Incident Summary:

07/07/2018: Assailants attacked and set fire to buildings in Kakamba, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least 10 people were killed, seven people were missing, and an unknown number of others were injured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Republican Forces of Burundi (FOREBU) and Ngumino militia.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

South Kivu


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Kikumbe Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Additional Information Sources mention missing people, but the nature of the event makes it difficult to ascertain if they were kidnapped by the perpetrators or simply fled.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ngumino militia No
Republican Forces of Burundi (FOREBU) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"11 Killed, Seven Missing As Tensions Rise In DR Congo's East," AFP (World Service), July 7, 2018.
"Ten killed as displaced Congolese are targeted by militia groups," Gulf Times, July 8, 2018.