Central African Republic

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Central African Republic

February 2023

Central African Republic

December 2022

Casualties

In December 2022, there was one recorded incident of explosive weapon use in the Central African Republic, which resulted in one civilian injury. There were no recorded armed-actor casualties in the Central African Republic in December. 

On 16 December 2022, the head of the Russian cultural centre was injured when a parcel bomb exploded as he opened it, in the capital city of Bangui.

Sources: WION, AFP

Central African Republic

October 2022

Casualties

In October 2022, there were no recorded incidents of explosive weapon use in the Central African Republic which resulted in civilian casualties. Four armed-actor casualties were recorded in the Central African Republic, three of whom were killed and one injured. 

On 03 October 2022, three Bangladeshi peacekeepers were killed and one injured in a roadside bomb explosion near Kaita village, Mbomou.

Sources: Reuters, UNB, Jago News

Central African Republic

January 2022

Casualties

In January 2022, there was one recorded incident of explosive weapon use in the Central African Republic, which resulted in 12 civilian casualties, two of whom were killed and 10 injured. There were no recorded armed-actor casualties. 

On 6 Janurary 2022, two civilian mine workers were killed and 10 injured when a suspected Russian helicopter belonging to the Wagner Security Group dropped a bomb on a mining site in Bambari, Ouaka. 

Sources: HumAngle, Lansing Institute

 

Central African Republic

December 2021

Casualties

In December 2021, there were no recorded civilian casualties of explosive weapon use in the Central African Republic. There was one recorded incident of explosive weapon use which resulted in three armed-actor casualties. On 30 December 2021, three Tanzanian peacekeepers from the United Nations mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) were injured when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Batouri Bole, in the region of Mambere-Kadei. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. 

Sources: ANI, HumAngle

Central African Republic

May 2021

In the Central African Republic there were two incidents of explosive weapon use in May 2021, both involving directly emplaced weapons, one a roadside bomb and the other a landmine. In total, 13 casualties were recorded in the country, three were civilians. On 30 May, five people were killed, including two police officers and three Russian instructors from a private military company, and five others were injured when police cars hit a roadside bomb in Berberati, in the southwest of the country. Source: Polish News