Incident Summary:

11/11/2017: Assailants threw grenades targeting a peace concert at Chateau Bleu bar in Bangui, Central African Republic. At least four people were killed and 20 people were injured in the blasts. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Muslim extremists.

GTD ID:
201711120018

When:
2017-11-11

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bangui

City:
Bangui

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the fifth police district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Peace Concert
Nationality of Target Democratic Republic of the Congo
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
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
Muslim extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 20 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 20
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"4 fight for lives after concert grenade attack," The Star (South Africa), November 14, 2017."
"Attacks In C.Africa Capital Leave 7 Dead, Over 20 Injured," AFP (World Service), November 12, 2017."
"Peace concert attack, reprisals leave 7 dead in Central African Republic," Washington Post, November 13, 2017."