Incident Summary:

02/25/2009: On Wednesday, in Haykota, Gash-Barka, Eritrea, a bomb killed two civilians and injured eight others at a restaurant in the semi-urban centre. The restaurant was damaged in the attack. No group claimed responsibility.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gash Barka


Location Details:
The bomb went off in a restaurant in the semi-urban Haykota center in Gash Barka, western Eritrea.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description A restaurant was targeted in Haykota, Gash-Barka, Eritrea.
Nationality of Target Eritrea
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians were targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Eritrea
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A bomb was 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
Additional Information It is unknown if civilians were the target of this attack.
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 2 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
National Counterterrorism Center, "Two Civilians Killed, Eight Others Wounded in Bombing in Haykota, Gash-Barka, Eritrea," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 11, 2009.
Jack Kimball, "Eritrea Govt Says Bomb Kills Two, Wounds Eight," Reuters, February 28, 2009,