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
Ransom 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
"C. Africa parliament set to choose new interim leader," Agence France Presse -- English, January 20, 2014.
"Bodies burnt in CAR lynching," Al Jazeera, January 19, 2014.
"Militants attack convoy in CAR; 22 dead, 23 injured," UPI, January 19, 2014.