Incident Summary:

08/25/2015: Assailants opened fire on a truck carrying civilians in Bambari region, Ouaka prefecture, Central African Republic. At least 42 people were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Anti-Balaka militias.

GTD ID:
201508250117

When:
2015-08-25

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ouaka

City:
Bambari district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Bambari region.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Truck
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages 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
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
Anti-Balaka Militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 42 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 42
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Central African Republic Militia Kills 42 People in Truck Attack," Bloomberg, August 25, 2015."