Incident Summary:

03/16/2001: One woman was killed and five others were injured when a grenade was thrown near the Tembo Inn's busy hotel balcony in Kampala, Uganda around 8:45pm. No one claimed responsibility for the incident, although one person was arrested for possible involvement with the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The hotel balcony of Tembo Inn

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity The Tembo Inn
Specific Description Kampala's Tembo Inn
Nationality of Target Uganda
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Private citizens
Specific Description Private citizens in and around the Tembo Inn balcony
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
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 According to sources, a three year-old boy being held by the woman killed in the blast survived, but was injured. Police arrested one person in a Kampala neighborhood with suspected connections to the incident, and were searching for another person who had fled a clinic.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"One dead, five injured in Uganda grenade attack," Reuters, March 17, 2001.
"Grenade attack kills one, injures five in Uganda," Associated Press, March 17, 2001.
"Grenade blast kills woman in Ugandan capital," New Vision, March 17, 2001.