Incident Summary:

06/08/2002: Young rebels associated with the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) bombed and burnt down a store belonging to a Zanu-PF member in Buhera.

GTD ID:
200206080003

When:
2002-06-08

Country:
Zimbabwe

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Manicaland

City:
Buhera

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Zimbabwe Commerical Sector
Specific Description Store in the town of Buhera
Nationality of Target Zimbabwe
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
Weapon Details
Two thrown petrol bombs as well as melee attacks, were used in the attack
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“MDC Men Accused of Burning Down Murder Suspect's Store,” The Daily News, June 13, 2002.
“MDC youths unleash new wave of terror in Buhera,” The Herald, June 12, 2002.