Incident Summary:

12/16/2020: Assailants set fire to homes in Tindo, Irumu, Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo. There were no reported casualties. This was one of two related attacks targeting villages in Ituri on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Patriotic and Integrationist Forces of the Congo (FPIC).



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Tindo Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Patriotic and Integrationist Forces of the Congo (FPIC) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"RDCongo.- A military man and eight suspected members of the FPIC militia die in fighting in northeastern DRC," CE Noticias Financieras English, December 17, 2020.