Incident Summary:

01/03/2017: Assailants attacked a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) convoy between Obo and Zemio in Haut-Mbomou, Central African Republic. At least two Moroccan peacekeepers were killed and two other peacekeepers were injured in the incident. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

GTD ID:
201701030035

When:
2017-01-03

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Haut-Mbomou

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Zemio and Obo.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
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 Convoy
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages 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 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Report States LRA Attacks on the Increase in Southern CAR," RJDH Online, March 27, 2017."
"Two Moroccan Troops Killed In C. Africa Convoy Attack: UN," AFP (World Service), January 4, 2017."
"US withdrawal from southeastern CAR likely to boost LRA forced recruitment and attacks against foreign organisations," IHS Global Insight, March 31, 2017."