Incident Summary:

01/14/2014: Assailants with machetes and knives attacked a bus of Muslim passengers in Boyali town, Nana-Mambere prefecture, Central African Republic. At least six people were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities attributed the attack to anti-Balaka militias.



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 Muslim Civilians
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Multiple machetes and knives 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 lowest 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 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
"Fierce clashes erupt in CAR's Bangui; causalities reported," Turkish Weekly, January 25, 2014."
"Prominent Muslim ex-leader killed in Central African Republic," World Bulletin, January 26, 2014."
"Central African Republic: More than 50 Muslims killed in two attacks," Amnesty International Irish Section, January 24, 2014."