Incident Summary:

12/05/2013: Assailants attacked a mosque in KM-five neighborhood, Bangui city, Bangui prefecture, Central African Republic. The incident killed at least 54 people. No group claimed responsibility for the assault; however, authorities attributed the attack to the anti-balaka militia.

GTD ID:
201312050022

When:
2013-12-05

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bangui

City:
Bangui

Location Details:
The incident took place in KM-five neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable 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 54 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 54
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"France Deploys Additional Troops in CAR," AFP (World Service), December 6, 2013."
"On The Observers: In photos: Civilians armed with machetes roam CAR capital," France24, December 6, 2013."
"Several die in CAR gun battles," Voice of Nigeria, December 5, 2013."