Incident Summary:

11/30/2014: Assailants opened fire on a group of government officials in Ndele town, Bamingui-Bangoran prefecture, Central African Republic. A town prefect, a territorial administration director, and a police superintendent were abducted and then injured and released soon after the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Seleka.



Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of the Central African Republic
Specific Description Officials: Mahamat Abdoulaye, Jean Louis Lea
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Central Police
Specific Description Superintendent
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 3
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 1
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
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
Seleka No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ex-Central African rebels attack officials," The Associated Press, December 3, 2014.
"Unidentified Gunmen Attack, Injure new Prefect of Ndele in Northern CAR," kangbi-ndara, December 3, 2014.