Incident Summary:

10/12/2014: Assailants abducted Mateusz Dziedzic, a Polish priest, in Baboua town, Nana-Mambere prefecture, Central African Republic. Dziedzic was rescued on November 26, 2014. The Democratic Front of the Central African People (FDPC) claimed responsibility for the incident.



Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Baboua Parish
Specific Description Priest: Father Mateusz Dziedzic
Nationality of Target Poland
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 45
Outcome Successful Rescue
Property Damage No
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
Democratic Front of the Central African People (FDPC) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Cameroon army says frees 16 hostages, including Polish priest," Reuters, November 26, 2014.
"Cameroonians, Polish Priest Freed From 'CAR Abductors'," AFP (World Service), November 26, 2014.
"Polish Priest Abducted in CAR by Seleka-Linked Rebels," AFP (North European Service), October 14, 2014.