Incident Summary:

02/07/2002: An unknown number of youth members of the National Youth Service of Zimbabwe, a training service supported by the government of Zimbabwe, attacked an unknown number of civilians and damaged stores owned by a campaigner for the opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Matabeleland North


Location Details:
This attack occurred in an unspecified location in the Matabeland North Province.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unknown
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity
Specific Description Businesses owned by a member of the opposition political party in Zimbabwe
Nationality of Target Zimbabwe
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in the area of the Cross-Dete Shopping Center.
Nationality of Target Zimbabwe
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Youth Service of Zimbabwe Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Zimbabwe: MDC legislators flee ZANU-PF militia; 'New heights' of terror noted," The Financial Gazette, February 07, 2002.