Incident Summary:

01/10/2019: Assailants opened fire on residents in Bambari, Ouaka, Central African Republic. At least 10 people, including two police officers, were killed and 31 people, including another officer and one assailant, were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC).



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: Police
Name of Entity Central Police
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 10 Fatalities / 31 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 10
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 31
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Deadly Militia Attacks In C.Africa Ahead Of President's Visit," AFP (World Service), January 10, 2019.