Incident Summary:

12/28/2020: Assailants attacked military barracks in Losilosi, Beni, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least 17 soldiers were killed in the attack. The Central Africa Province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attack to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).



Democratic Republic of the Congo

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

North Kivu


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Beni district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
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 Barracks
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
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
Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) No
Central Africa Province of the Islamic State Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 17 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 17
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"26 civilians killed by rebels in eastern Congo," MENAFN - Business & Finance News (English), January 1, 2021.
"Terrorism Digest: 29-30 Dec 20," BBC Monitoring, December 30, 2020.
"IS claims attack on two army barracks in DR Congo," RocketChat messaging service, December 29, 2020.