Incident Summary:

06/04/2008: On Wednesday night at 03:00, seven people were killed when armed gunmen shot the MDC office in Jerera Growth Point, a small community south of Zaka district, Masvingo province, Zimbabwe. The attackers No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Zaka District

Location Details:
The attack took place at the MDC offices in Jerera Growth Point, a small community south of Zaka.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Brunei
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were used in the firearm 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 7 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 7
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
All Africa, "Seven Reported Dead in Attack," June 9, 2008,