Incident Summary:

01/25/2015: Assailants abducted eight government officials in Kaga Bandoro town, Nana-Grebizi prefecture, Central African Republic. The eight officials were released the following day. Maouloud Moctar, a Seleka spokesperson, claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the targeted officials were in Kaga Bandoro town after the Seleka had warned the CAR government against sending officials to the town.



Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Kaga Bandoro

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of the Central African Republic
Specific Description Officials
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 8
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 1
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-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 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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
"Xinhua: (Special For CAFS) CAR Former Rebel Seleka Releases Members Of Official Delegation," Xinhua, January 26, 2015.
"CAR Media Highlight 26 January 15," OSC Summary, January 27, 2015.
"Central African Republic rebels free eight kidnapped officials," Yahoo! Canada, January 26, 2015.