Incident Summary:

12/05/2019: Assailants threw a grenade at a mall market in Mabakanga, Beni, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least three people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

GTD ID:
201912050002

When:
2019-12-05

Country:
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

North Kivu

City:
Beni

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Mabakanga neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mall Market
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"DRC: Several hacked to death in suspected rebel attack near Beni," Al Jazeera, December 7, 2019.
"Eastern DR Congo mayor announces enhanced security measures," Radio Okapi (Goma), December 8, 2019.
"Congolese militia massacres villagers," Philippines Daily Tribune, December 7, 2019.