Incident Summary:

05/08/2017: Assailants opened fire on a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) convoy near Yogofongo, Mbomou, Central African Republic. At least 13 people, including five peacekeepers and eight assailants, were killed and 10 other peacekeepers and an unknown number of assailants were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Anti-Balaka Militia.

GTD ID:
201705080023

When:
2017-05-08

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mbomou

City:
Yogofongo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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 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
Additional Information The victims included Moroccan and Cambodian peacekeepers. The victims included Im Sam, Thuch Thim, Seang Norin, Mom Tola, and Mao Eng. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Balaka Militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 13 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 8
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic," Phnom Penh Post, May 10, 2017."
"Final missing UN peacekeeper found dead after CAR ambush," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 11, 2017."
"Death toll now 5 in worst attack on UN in CAfrican Republic," Metro Canada, May 11, 2017."