Incident Summary:

07/21/2017: Assailants attacked internally displaced persons at a cathedral in Bangassou, Mbomou, Central African Republic. Two civilians were injured in the assault. This was one of three related incidents in Bangassou on this date. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attacks to an anti-Balaka militia.

GTD ID:
201707210031

When:
2017-07-21

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mbomou

City:
Bangassou

Location Details:
The incident occurred near a cathedral.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Internally Displaced Person's (IDPs)
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Cathedral
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Moroccan peacekeeper killed in renewed attacks by militias in CAR," Nigeria News Shafaqna, July 24, 2017."
"UN Says Moroccan Peacekeeper Killed In C.Africa," AFP (World Service), July 23, 2017."