Incident Summary:

06/20/2017: Assailants attacked Popular Front for the Renaissance of the Central African Republic (FPRC) members in Bria, Haute-Kotto, Central African Republic. At least 100 people, including fighters and civilians, were killed and an unknown number of people were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Anti-Balaka militia.



Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Popular Front for the Renaissance of the Central African Republic (FPRC)
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been the result of conflict between rival groups. 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 100 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 100
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"At least 100 people killed in inter-religious clashes in CAR," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, June 21, 2017.
"Peace deal in doubt as dozens die in Central African Republic," Deutsche Welle, June 21, 2017.
"UPDATE 2-Deadly clashes erupt in Central African Republic despite ceasefire," Reuters Africa, June 20, 2017.