Incident Summary:

02/22/2014: Assailants abducted and then executed groups of Muslims in Guen town, Mambere-Kadeï prefecture, Central African Republic. Twenty-seven people were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, witnesses attributed the attack to Anti-Balaka Militia.



Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Mambere Kadei


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
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 Yes
Number of Hostages 24
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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
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 27 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 27
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
"70 Muslims killed in Central African Republic town," Associated Press International, February 24, 2014."
"Muslims hide in CAR church after killings," Al Jazeera, February 24, 2014."
"Seventy Muslims killed in CAR town," Lebanon Daily Star, February 24, 2014."