GTD ID:
198207230006

When:
1982-07-23

Country:
Zimbabwe

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Matabeleland North

City:
Near Victoria Falls

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity
Specific Description Tourists
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 6
US Hostages 2
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
Weapon Details
Roadblock ambush
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Government extremists Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 2
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources