Incident Summary:

11/00/2016: Sometime between November 21, 2016 and November 25, 2016, assailants attacked Fulani civilians in Bria, Haute-Kotto, Central African Republic. At least 85 civilians were killed and 76 civilians were injured in the assault. In addition, an unknown number of people were abducted, and the outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Popular Front for the Renaissance of the Central African Republic (FPRC).

GTD ID:
201611230016

When:
2016-11-23

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Haute-Kotto

City:
Bria

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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
Popular Front for the Renaissance of the Central African Republic (FPRC) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 85 Fatalities / 76 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 85
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 76
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Rebels targeted ethnic Fulanis in Central African Republic town," Reuters Africa, November 25, 2016."
"C.Africa Clashes Leave 85 Dead, Say Officials," AFP (World Service), November 28, 2016."
"Official: 85 dead in Central African Republic rebel fighting; Official: 85 dead in Central African Republic rebel fighting," The Canadian Press, November 27, 2016."