Incident Summary:

07/30/2014: Assailants attacked Seleka bases in Batangafo town, Ouham prefecture, Central African Republic. At least 22 people, including civilians, were killed and 24 others were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Anti-Balaka militia, who denied involvement.



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 Civilians
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Seleka
Specific Description Bases
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages 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) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria, given that this attack may have been the result of fighting between armed groups.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Balaka Militia (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 22 Fatalities / 24 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 22
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 24
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Central African Republic: Violence Continues Despite Peace Deal,", August 4, 2014."
"22 Killed In Central Africa Fighting: Peacekeepers," AFP (World Service), August 1, 2014."
"22 killed in 2 days of CAR clashes," World Bulletin, August 2, 2014."