Incident Summary:

01/18/2004: An explosion occurred on the Ethiopian-Djibouti train near Daasbyo, Djibouti. Six passengers were injured in the attack. As a result of the incident, the government decided to suspend the Ethiopian-Dijbouti route. No group claimed responsibility for the blast.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Ali Sabieh

Daas Biyo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Ethiopian-Djibouti Rail line
Specific Description Ethiopian-Djibouti train line
Nationality of Target
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite 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
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 0 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ethiopian police blame terrorist elements for train attack," ENA News Agency, January 19, 2004.
"Criminal blast injures six on Djibouti train," Agence France Presse, January 18, 2004.
"Djibouti suspend train link to Ethiopia after criminal blast injures seven," BBC Monitoring International Reports, January 19, 2004.