Incident Summary:

02/11/2017: Assailants attempted to attack Bambari city in Ouaka, Central African Republic. Peacekeepers intercepted the assailants in Ngawa before the assailants could reach Bambari, killing four assailants. 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:
201702110026

When:
2017-02-11

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ouaka

City:
Ngawa

Location Details:
The incident occurred near Bamari and Ippy.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Bambari City
Specific Description City
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 mounted on pickup trucks 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
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 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"UN demands armed groups stop fighting in CAR," Africa-News.info, February 16, 2017."
"Central African Republic: UN Helicopter Kills Four Militants in CAR," Afropages.fr, February 13, 2017."
"UN Troops in CAR Repulse Rebels From Entering Town," Africanews Online, February 12, 2017."