Incident Summary:

05/03/2004: Suspected Oromo Liberation Front members attacked students in a shop in Bishoftu, Ethiopia, with a hand grenade killing one and wounding three.

GTD ID:
200405030003

When:
2004-05-03

Country:
Ethiopia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Oromia

City:
Bishoftu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Indiscriminate students in a shop in Bishoftu, Ethiopia
Nationality of Target Ethiopia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
A hand grenade was used in this incident.
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
Oromo Liberation Front (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Oromo Liberation Front kills one and wounds three in grenade attack in Bishoftu, Ethiopia,” Ethiopian Television, May 3, 2004.
“Ethiopia: Oromo Rebel Group Condemns Grenade Attack on Students,” Voice of Oromo Liberation, May 3, 2004.