Incident Summary:

11/26/2017: Assailants ambushed United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) personnel in Gambo, Mbomou, Central African Republic. In addition to five assailant casualties, one Egyptian peacekeeper was killed and three peacekeepers were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Anti-Balaka Militia.

GTD ID:
201711260039

When:
2017-11-26

Country:
Central African Republic

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mbomou

City:
Gambo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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 Peacekeepers
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 Unknown
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"UN chief condemns attack on peacekeepers in Central African Republic," Xinhua General News Service, November 27, 2017."
"Militants kill Egyptian U.N. peacekeeper in Central African Republic," Reuters Africa, November 26, 2017."
"UN Peacekeeper Killed In C.Africa Ambush," Channels TV Nigeria, November 26, 2017."