Incident Summary:

11/20/2019: Assailants raided the outskirts of Beni, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Seven people were killed and two soldiers were injured in the attack. An unknown number of people were reported missing and their whereabouts are unknown. 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

Near Beni

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Beni City
Specific Description City
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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 Claimed Responsibility
Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"At least 10 killed in eastern DR Congo by ADF militia," Agence France Presse, November 20, 2019.
"Suspected Islamist militants kill 19, burn church in eastern DR Congo," Reuters Africa, November 20, 2019.
"Fragile security of eastern DR Congo threatens Ebola response," Africa Times, November 22, 2019.