Incident Summary:

01/24/2019: Assailants opened fire on a group of people gathered for a funeral ceremony in Ippy, Ouaka, Central African Republic. At least 18 people were killed and 23 others were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; 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: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Funeral
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
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 18 Fatalities / 23 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 18
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 23
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"UN says 18 killed in Central African Republic attack," ABC News, January 29, 2019.
"Terrorism Digest: 25-26 January 2019," BBC Monitoring, January 26, 2019.
"Central African armed group kills 13 in centre of country," Radio Ndeke Luka Online, January 25, 2019.