Incident Summary:

11/16/2018: Assailants attempted to attack a United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) base in Boikene, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least eight UN peacekeepers were killed and one peacekeeper was injured. Additionally, two houses were burned in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; 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


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
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 The victims included an Indian police officer.
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 8 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"DRC suspends efforts to fight Ebola in Beni after deadly violence," Al Jazeera Online, November 18, 2018.
"Congo rebels attack, burn homes near UN base in east," ABC News, November 17, 2018.