Incident Summary:

11/29/2019: Assailants attacked Kukutama, near Oicha, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least 13 people were killed and an unknown number of people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

GTD ID:
201911290007

When:
2019-11-29

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North Kivu

City:
Kukutama

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Oicha.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Kukutama Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
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 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 13 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 13
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
"Heavy gunfire erupts as DR Congo's anti-UN protests continue," Al Jazeera, December 2, 2019.
"DRC army says it killed top rebel leader as civilian toll rises," Al Jazeera, November 30, 2019.
"Suspected Islamist rebels kill 14 in eastern Congo - local authorities," Reuters Africa, December 1, 2019.