Incident Summary:

06/21/2017: Assailants opened fire on Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) peacekeepers guarding Muslim refugees in Bangassou, Mbomou, Central African Republic. There were no reported casualties as the Moroccan peacekeepers repelled the assault. 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
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)
Specific Description Moroccan Peacekeepers
Nationality of Target International
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Muslim Refugees
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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
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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Moroccan Peacekeepers Repel Attack by Rebels in CAR," The North Africa Post, June 24, 2017.
"Moroccan Peacekeepers Repel Attack by Rebels in CAR,", June 24, 2017.