Incident Summary:

10/07/2014: An assailant threw a grenade into a market area in Bangui city, Bangui autonomous commune, Central African Republic. There were no reports of casualties in the blast; however, the assailant was chased down and killed. Furthermore, the event sparked two days of Seleka versus anti-Balaka clashes. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Seleka.

GTD ID:
201410140017

When:
2014-10-07

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bangui

City:
Bangui

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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
Seleka No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"SOCAFRICA: Central Africa Incident Tracker: 14 – 20 October 2014," SOCAFRICA, October 14, 2014.