Incident Summary:

08/23/2018: Assailants attacked United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) personnel near Pavika, Basse-Kotto, Central African Republic. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of two related attacks in this area on this day. 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:


Near Pavika

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
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
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?Yes
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 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Burundi UN Peacekeeper Killed In Ambush In C.Africa," AFP (World Service), August 24, 2018.
"UN condemns attack that leaves one ‘blue helmet’ dead in CAR," United News of India, August 26, 2018.
"UN Condemns Killing of Peacekeeper in Central African Republic 3 minutes ago,", August 25, 2018.