Incident Summary:

10/22/2014: Assailants opened fire on residents and set fire to buildings in Yamale town, Ouaka prefecture, Central African Republic. This was one of two attacks on Yamale by the same assailants over a period of two days. At least 30 people were killed and 24 others were wounded across both assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to both Fulani militants and Seleka militants.



Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Yamale Town
Specific Description Town
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack represent an equal division of a cumulative total of killed and wounded across incidents 201410210013 and 201410220074.
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 15 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Dozens killed in fresh CAR violence," Al Jazeera, October 23, 2014.
"Gunmen kill at least 30 in new C. Africa attacks: UN," Agence France Presse -- English, October 23, 2014.
"Africa Command OSINT Daily 23 October 2014," OSC Summary, October 23, 2014.