Incident Summary:

04/17/2016: Assailants opened fire on a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) patrol in Rafai, Mbomou, Central African Republic. At least one peacekeeper was killed in the assault. This was the second of two related attacks in Mbomou on this date; MINUSCA peacekeepers were responding to an earlier raid in Agoumar. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incidents to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

GTD ID:
201604170030

When:
2016-04-17

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mbomou

City:
Rafai

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)
Specific Description Moroccan Peacekeeper
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
"UN peacekeeper killed in C. Africa after alleged LRA attack," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, April 18, 2016."
"Central Africa Republic: Ban condemns killing of Moroccan peacekeeper," Bloomberg, April 19, 2016."
"1st LD Writethru: UN chief slams killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic," Xinhua General News Service, April 18, 2016."