Incident Summary:

01/23/2006: In a series of related incidents, unknown perpetrators exploded a grenade outside a bank in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which caused property damage, but no reported casualties. The Ethiopian Federal Police believe that the perpetrators may have been members of the Coalition for United and Democracy (CUD), the main opposition political party, but there were no reported claims of responsibility.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bank building
Nationality of Target Ethiopia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD) (suspected) No
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
“Ethiopian Police Report Grenades Defused in Capital,” AFP, January 24, 2006.
“Report: Grenades Found in Ethiopian Capital After Small Explosions, Police Say,” Associated Press Worldstream, January 25, 2006.