Incident Summary:

06/24/2002: Rebels attacked three transport vehicles and four tourist vans in the town of Musayni. Eight people were killed and another 19 were injured in the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident took place outside of the town of Musayni on the Bugarama-Kibogoye-Bukeye highway.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity Citizens
Specific Description Civilians in the Town of Musayni
Nationality of Target Burundi
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun 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
Additional Information The media speculated the Hutu rebel group Forces for the Defence of Democracy (FDD) were involved but there has been no confirmation on the part of the government.
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 8 Fatalities / 19 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 19
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Eight dead, 19 injured in Burundi rebel ambush,” Agence France Presse, June 24, 2002.
“Some 10 people killed in fighting northeast of capital,” Expresso News Agency, June 24, 2002.
“Gunmen Kill 15 in Alleged Hutu Attack,” The Independent, June 25, 2002.