Incident Summary:

12/04/2017: Assailants opened fire on an United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) checkpoint near a displaced persons camp in Bria, Haute-Kotto, Central African Republic. At least one peacekeeper was killed and three other peacekeepers were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to an anti-Balaka militia.



Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



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 Checkpoint
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
AK-47 assault rifles and makeshift weapons were used in the attack.
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 The victims included Mauritanian and Zambian peacekeepers.
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
"1 peacekeeper killed, 3 wounded in Central African Republic," News24, December 5, 2017.
"Militants kill U.N. peacekeeper in Central African Republic," Reuters UK, December 4, 2017.
"UN chief condemns killing of peacekeeper in Central African Republic," Xinhua General News Service, December 4, 2017.