Incident Summary:

10/11/2017: Assailants raided the Djimbi Mosque in Kembe, Basse-Kotto, Central African Republic. At least 26 people were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to an anti-Balaka militia.

GTD ID:
201710110011

When:
2017-10-11

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Basse-Kotto

City:
Kembe

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Djimbi Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
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?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information 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 26 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 26
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
Sources
"Christian rebels kill 25 people in mosque in Central African Republic," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, October 13, 2017."
"UN: Central African Republic deserves global commitment," Anadolu Ajansi, October 25, 2017."
"Attack on mosque kills 20 in Central African Republic," Anadolu Agency (AA), October 14, 2017."