Incident Summary:

10/31/2018: Assailants attacked Batangafo, Ouham, Central African Republic. At least 15 people were killed and 29 people were injured in the ensuing clash, which lasted until November 5, 2018. The assailants sustained an unknown number of casualties. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Batangafo Town
Specific Description Town
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 15 Fatalities / 29 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 15
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 29
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"MSF says UN peacekeepers in CAR failed civilians during attack," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, February 19, 2019.
"Charity: Thousands Hiding in Central African Republic Hospital Risk Attack," New Delhi Times, November 9, 2018.
"Cameroon: West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (30 October – 5 November 2018)," ReliefWeb, November 6, 2018.