Incident Summary:

06/24/2002: A bomb exploded in a building belonging to the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway in the town of Dire Dawa. The Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) has claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Dire Dawa

Dire Dawa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Ethiopian Transportation Sector
Specific Description A Building Belonging to the Ethiopia-Djibouti Railway
Nationality of Target Ethiopia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive 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 Ethiopian authorities believe the Oromo Liberation Front is an anti-development terrorist organization.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Oromo Liberation Front Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Separatist rebels claim Ethiopia train bomb,” Agence France Presse, June 27, 2002.
“Oromo Liberation Front claims responsibility for bomb blast in east,” Nairobi Integrated Regional Information Network, June 26, 2002.
“Oromo rebel group claims responsibility for bomb explosion in east,” ENA, June 26, 2002.