Incident Summary:

07/17/2018: Assailants attacked civilians in Pombolo, Mbomou, Central African Republic. At least two civilians were killed and 30 others. including peacekeepers, were wounded in the attack and ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the 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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Pombolo Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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
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 2 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"UN: At least 1 dead, 20 injured in CAR," News24, July 18, 2018.
"UN: 1 dead, at least 20 injured in Central African Republic; UN: 1 dead, at least 20 injured in Central African Republic," The Canadian Press, July 17, 2018.
"Central African Republic: MINUSCA condemns chronic violence against civilians in southeastern Central African Republic," ReliefWeb, July 31, 2018.