Incident Summary:

05/01/2014: Assailants attacked more than 40 villages in Paoua district, Ouham-Pende prefecture, Central African Republic. At least 55 people were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed it to Seleka.



Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Paoua district

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 Villages
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Seleka No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 55 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 55
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"More Than 100 Killed In C.Africa Fighting: Military Source," AFP (World Service), May 5, 2014.
"More than 100 killed in C.Africa fighting: Military source," Al Ahram, May 5, 2014.
"Over 100 killed in CAR in 10 days," Press TV, May 5, 2014.