Incident Summary:

01/20/2019: Assailants opened fire on residents of Zaorosongou village in Mambere Kadei, Central African Republic. At least 13 people, including a gendarme and a cleric, were killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation (3R) and Fulani extremists.



Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Mambere Kadei


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Central African Gendarmerie
Specific Description Gendarmerie
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Zaoro Sangou Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Central African Republic
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Cleric
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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fulani extremists No
Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation (3R) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 13 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
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
"13 killed in run-up to latest CAR peace bid," News24, January 22, 2019.
"CAR rebels reportedly kill 14 in Zaoro Sangou village," Radio Ndeke Luka Online, January 21, 2019.