Incident Summary:

08/02/2019: Assailants attacked an eco-guard patrol post at the Kahuzi-Biega Park, Bukavu, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. One ranger was killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Raia Mutomboki Militia and the Mai Mai Kirikicho.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

South Kivu

Near Bukavu

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Kahuzi-Biega Park.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Park Rangers
Specific Description Post
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
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
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Mai Mai Kirikicho No
Raia Mutomboki Militia Shukuru Faction No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Rebels kill ranger at Kahuzi-Biega Park in the DRC," AfricaNews, August 3, 2019.