Incident Summary:

03/13/2011: On Sunday, in Nzako, Mbomou, Central African Republic, six people were killed when unidentified militants attacked the town with unknown firearms. The militants also kidnapped 30 people and took them to an unknown location. The status of the hostages is unknown. It is unknown if the attack caused any property damage. No group claimed responsibility, but the militant group Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) was thought to be responsible for the attack.



Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack occurred in Nzako, Mbomou, Central African Republic.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 30
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the attack.
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
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
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
"Agence France Presse, "At Least Six Killed, 30 Abducted, in Central Africa: Army," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, March 15, 2011."
"Yahoo News, "Six Killed, 30 Abducted in Central African; Army,";_ylt=ApwiSsBByWKQpa_rwLtFcYu96Q8F;_ylu=X3oDMTM1a3RiZWIzBGFzc2V0A2FmcC8yMDExMDMxNS9jZW50cmFmcmljYXVnYW5kYXVucmVzdHJlYmVscwRwb3MDMTAEc2VjA3luX3BhZ2luYXRlX3N1bW1hcnlfbGlzdARzbGsDc2l4a2lsbGVkMzBh (March 15, 2011)."