Incident Summary:

02/11/2017: Assailants abducted two women and set residences on fire in Mbomou, Central African Republic. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

GTD ID:
201702110038

When:
2017-02-11

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mbomou

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
The incident occurred 147 kilometers from Rafai.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
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
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Houses
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
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."