Incident Summary:

04/14/2008: On Monday evening in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two remotely triggered bomb blasts went off within an hour of each other targeting National Oil Company gas stations. Three civilians were killed and 18 others injured in the attack. No groups have claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200804140028

When:
2008-04-14

Country:
Ethiopia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Addis Ababa

City:
Addis Ababa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity National Oil
Specific Description A gas station was targeted in this attack.
Nationality of Target Ethiopia
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description A gas station was targeted in this attack.
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/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Unknown explosives were used in the attack.
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
Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) (suspected) No
Oromo Liberation Front (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 18 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 18
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Child, Two Civilians Killed, 18 Others Wounded in Bombing in Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, February 11, 2010.
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Child, Two Civilians Killed, 18 Others Wounded in Bombing in Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, February 11, 2010.
Agence France Presse, "Blasts Kill Two in Ethiopia," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, April 14, 2008.