Incident Summary:

07/23/2017: Assailants attacked Moroccan United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) peacekeepers protecting a water tanker convoy in Bangassou, Mbomou, Central African Republic. At least one peacekeeper was killed and three other peacekeepers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Anti-Balaka Militia.

GTD ID:
201707230036

When:
2017-07-23

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mbomou

City:
Bangassou

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
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 Moroccan Peacekeepers
Nationality of Target International
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?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 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
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 peacekeeper killed as militia attacks convoy in CAR," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, July 24, 2017."