Incident Summary:

11/30/2020: Assailants attacked a Chinese-managed goldmine in Mambasa district, Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Two assailants were killed in the ensuing clash with security forces. A civilian was also killed in the crossfire. Seven other people were forced to transport stolen goods from the mine and were released shortly after. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to a Mayi Mayi militia.



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Mambasa district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Gold Mine
Nationality of Target China
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 7
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Mayi Mayi No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Rebels step up attacks in north-eastern DR Congo," Radio Okapi (Goma), December 1, 2020.