Incident Summary:

04/03/2018: Assailants attacked a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) base in Tagbara, Ouaka, Central African Republic. In addition to 22 assailants, at least one peacekeeper and 21 civilians were killed while 25 people, including 11 peacekeepers and 14 civilians, were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to an anti-Balaka militia.



Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Bambari district

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 Base
Nationality of Target International
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
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 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
Additional Information The victims included a Mauritanian peacekeeper, identified as Nouh Ould M'bareck Vall. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority 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 44 Fatalities / 25 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 44
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 22
Total Number of Injured 25
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Militias Kill U.N. Peacekeeper in Central African Republic; 21 Others Dead," New York Times, April 3, 2018.
"UN Peacekeeper Killed, 11 Injured in Central African Republic," Bloomberg-Quint, April 4, 2018.
"One peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic," Taipei Times Online, April 4, 2018.