Incident Summary:

12/7/2011: In Grand Lahour, Ivory Coast, a rocket was launched into a police party rally for the Democratic party. Three civilians were killed and three more were wounded. No claim for the attack was reported.

GTD ID:
201112070012

When:
2011-12-07

Country:
Ivory Coast

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lagunes

City:
Grand-Lahou

Location Details:
Grand-Lahou is roughly 60 miles west of Adibjan

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Political party rally
Specific Description Democratic party rally
Nationality of Target Ivory Coast
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Citizens
Specific Description Citizens attending political party really
Nationality of Target Ivory Coast
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Rocket
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 3 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three killed in Ivory Coast rocket attack: ministry," Agence France Presse,December 7, 2011."
"Rocket attack kills three at Ivorian election rally," Reuters, December 8, 2011."