Incident Summary:

11/27/2019: Assailants attacked civilians and raided Maleki-Mamove, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least 19 people were killed and an unknown number of people were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

GTD ID:
201911270005

When:
2019-11-27

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North Kivu

City:
Maleki-Mamove

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Maleki Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority 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 19 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 19
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
Sources
"UN peacekeeping chief visits restive eastern DR Congo after protests," Gulf Times, November 30, 2019.
"New rebel attack in Congo kills 19 people," Washington Post, November 27, 2019.
"DR Congo: At least 19 killed in new rebel attack near Beni," RocketNews, November 27, 2019.