Incident Summary:

01/17/2014: Gunmen attacked a Muslim refugee convoy near Bouar town, Nana-Mambere prefecture, Central African Republic. At least 22 people were killed and at least 23 others were wounded as a result. No group claimed responsibility for the attack; however, sources attributed it to an anti-Balaka militia.



Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Bouar

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 Refugee Convoy
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns, machetes, and clubs 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
Anti-Balaka Militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 22 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 22
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Militants attack convoy in CAR; 22 dead, 23 injured," UPI, January 19, 2014."
"Bodies burnt in CAR lynching," Al Jazeera, January 19, 2014."
"C. Africa parliament set to choose new interim leader," Agence France Presse -- English, January 20, 2014."