Incident Summary:

11/05/2009: On Thursday, in Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazan, Honduras, an improvised explosive device exploded in a men's restroom in Plaza Central Francisco Morazan, damaging the facility but resulting in no casualties. No group claimed responsibility.




Central America & Caribbean

region/u.s. state:

Francisco Morazán


Location Details:
An Improvised explosive device exploded in a men's restroom in Plaza Central Francisco Morazan in Tegucigalpa.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Plaza Central Francisco Morazan
Specific Description The Plaza Central Francisco Morazan
Nationality of Target Honduras
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device 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
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 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
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Restroom Damaged in IED Attack in Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazan, Honduras," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, April 14, 2010.
Xinhua News Agency, "Homemade Bomb Hits Honduran Capital Amid Political Tension," LexisNexis Academic, Xinhua News Agency, November 5, 2009.