Incident Summary:

08/00/2014: Sometime between August 13, 2014 and August 15, 2014, assailants attacked an unknown number of villages in M'bres district, Ouaka prefecture, Central African Republic. At least 34 people were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed it to both the Seleka group and Fulani tribe members.



Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Villages
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
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
Additional Information An unknown number of hostages were killed in this attack. Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fulani extremists No
Seleka No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 34 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 34
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
"Mayor: 34 killed in C. African Republic attacks," The Associated Press, August 16, 2014.
"Ex Seleka Fighters Massacre 'At Least 34' In C.Africa Villages," AFP (World Service), August 16, 2014.
"Africa Command OSINT Daily 15-17 August 2014," OSC Summary, August 15, 2014.