Incident Summary:

12/02/2013: Assailants attacked Peul residents in Boali village, Ombella-M'Poko prefecture, Central African Republic. At least 12 civilians were killed and 30 others were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to anti-balaka militia.



Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Machetes 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Balaka Militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 12 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 12
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Central African Republic: Christians Disembowel and Kill a Pregnant Muslim Woman and 10 Children," International Business Times Australia, December 4, 2013."
"Civilians killed as tensions rise in CAR," Al Jazeera Online, December 3, 2013."
"U.N. says at least 12 killed in Central African Republic attack," Reuters, December 3, 2013."