Incident Summary:

03/21/2010: On Sunday, in Agoumar village in Mbomou, Central African Republic, militants killed ten people, injured 22 and kidnapped 50. This incident was part of a series of three related attacks that also targeted the villages of Mboki and Zemio. It is unknown if the attack caused any property damage. The status of the hostages was unknown. No group claimed responsibility, but it was suspected that Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army rebels were responsible.

GTD ID:
201003210012

When:
2010-03-21

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mbomou

City:
Agoumar

Location Details:
The attack took place in Agoumar, Mbomou.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians in the village of Agoumar
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 50
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Weapon Details
Unknown weapons were used in the attack.
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
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 22 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 22
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Ten Civilians, One Village Leader, 15 People Killed, 22 Civilians Wounded, 46 Civilians, Four Children Kidnapped in Assault by Suspected LRA in Haut-Mbomou, Central African Republic," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, August 4, 2010."
"Paul-Marin Ngoupana, Washington Post, "Ugandan Rebels Kill Ten and Kidnap Dozens in CAR," Reuters, March 22, 2010, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/22/AR2010032201837.html."
Jane’s Intelligence, “LRA Militants Attack VIllages in CAR's Haut-Mbomou,” Terrorism Watch Report, March 23, 2010.