Incident Summary:

11/12/2015: Armed assailants attacked an internally displaced people (IDP) camp in Bambari city, Ouaka prefecture, Central African Republic. Three civilians were killed while 31 were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the attack; however, sources attributed it to the Seleka militia.



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 Unknown
Specific Description Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp
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?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Seleka No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 31 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 31
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Suspected former Seleka militants kill three people in CAR's Ouaka," Jane's Terrorism Watch Report, November 16, 2015.
"Violence hits CAR ahead of Pope visit," Zimbabwe Chronicle, November 16, 2015.