Incident Summary:

09/30/2020: Assailants attacked a military base in Gety, Irumu district, Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least 11 people, including three soldiers, six assailants, and two civilians, were killed, and 10 others, including four soldiers and six assailants, were injured in the ensuing clash. The Patriotic Resistance Front in Ituri (FRPI) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that an army commander had threatened their leader, thus necessitating self-defense.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Irumu district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC)
Specific Description Base
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Patriotic Resistance Front in Ituri (FRPI) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 6
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 6
"Eleven killed in army-militia fighting that signed peace agreement in DRC," CE Noticias Financieras English, October 2, 2020.
"DRC: Security forces clash with militia in Irumu territory (Ituri province) September 30," GardaWorld, October 1, 2020.
"DR Congo militia fighting kills 11 despite peace deal," CGTN, October 2, 2020.