Incident Summary:

07/25/2017: Assailants ambushed Moroccan peacekeepers working for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Bangassou, Mbomou, Central African Republic. At least two peacekeepers were killed and another peacekeeper was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to an anti-Balaka militia.

GTD ID:
201707250036

When:
2017-07-25

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 No
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 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"New Militia Attack in Central African Town Kills Two Peacekeepers," New York Times, July 25, 2017."
"Two Moroccan UN Peacekeepers Killed In C. Africa Attack: UN," AFP (World Service), July 25, 2017."
"UN chief warns CAR could plunge back into full-blown conflict," News24, July 27, 2017."