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LRA Violence // Year-Over-Year

The LRA perpetrated 163 attacks in the latest year vs. 230 attacks in the year previous.

This is a -29.1% decrease in attacks.

The LRA perpetrated 20 killings and 588 abductions in the latest year vs. 12 killings and 742 in the year previous.

This is a 66.7% increase in fatalities and a -20.8% decrease in abductions.


Year previous: January 25, 2015 to January 24, 2016
Latest year: January 25, 2016 to today
Latest Attack

January 16, 2017 // A large group of suspected LRA forces attacked the community of Kposi, DRC. They looted a number of households and abducted 5 people, including a pregnant woman.

Latest Major Attack

January 02, 2017 // A group of 8 LRA forces abducted 23 civilians in a number of attacks over the course of three days near Gwane, DRC. The assailants wore military clothing and were armed with AK-type weapons that looked new, according to eyewitnesses. 

Latest Returnee Event

January 05, 2017 // Congolese security forces fell in an ambush by the same presumed LRA group near Gwane, DRC, and exchanged fire for reportedly half an hour. 18 of the abducted victims were able to escape during the clash with the security forces.

Hardest Hit Communities by # of Attacks
Last 30 Days
Gambatoure, Haut-Mbomou, CAR: 1
Sam Ouandja, Haute-Kotto, CAR: 1
Gwane, Bas Uele, DRC: 1
Last 365 Days
Nambia (near Niangara), Haut Uele, DRC: 13
Obo, Haut-Mbomou, CAR: 7
Rafai, Mbomou, CAR: 5