Incident Summary:

06/20/2016: Assailants opened fire on residents in PK5 neighborhood, Bangui, Central African Republic. At least three people were killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected that the attack was carried out by an anti-Balaka militia.



Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity PK5 Neighborhood
Specific Description Neighborhood
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Machine guns were used in the attack.
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
Anti-Balaka Militia (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
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
"Three Dead As Gunfire Erupts In C. Africa Capital," AFP (World Service), June 21, 2016."
"Fighting breaks out in Central African Republic's capital," Reuters India, June 20, 2016."
"Armed men attack neighborhood in CAR capital, kill three," Africa News Hub, June 21, 2016."