Incident Summary:

03/05/2016: Assailants raided Tabane village in Haut-Mbomou, Central African Republic. Eleven people, including the former village chief, were abducted during the raid. The chief was killed, while six hostages were released shortly after the abduction. The whereabouts of the remaining four hostages are unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

GTD ID:
201603050047

When:
2016-03-05

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Haut-Mbomou

City:
Tabane

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 Tabane
Specific Description Former Village Chief
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Tabane village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 11
US Hostages 0
Outcome Combination
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"LRA Elements Raid Tabane Village, Abduct 11 CAR Citizens," RJDH Online, March 7, 2016."