Incident Summary:

11/03/2018: Assailants armed with firearms attacked a Trabmenco road construction company site and set fire to a lorry in Sake, Masisi, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Six people, including civilians and an Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) soldier, were killed and five people were injured in the attack. This was one of two attacks in North Kivu on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Kivu


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Masisi territory

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Trabmenco
Specific Description Construction Site
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC)
Specific Description Soldier
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Rebels Kill At Least Seven Civilians In Eastern Dr Congo: Army," AFP (World Service), November 4, 2018.
"Nine dead and 20 children missing after rebel attacks in Congo," dpa-AFX International ProFeed, November 4, 2018.
"Terrorism Digest: 4-5 November 2018," BBC Monitoring, November 5, 2018.