Incident Summary:

11/12/2009: On Thursday evening, in the Colonia Miraflores neighborhood of Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazan, Honduras, unknown assailants fired a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG-7M) at a building housing ballot boxes, resulting in no casualties or damage. The rocket was overshot and missed the target exploding 550 yards from the building. No group claimed responsibility.




Central America & Caribbean

region/u.s. state:

Francisco Morazán

Colonia Miraflores

Location Details:
A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at a building housing ballot boxes in the Colonia Miraflores neighborhood of Tegucigalpa.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity
Specific Description A building housing ballot boxes
Nationality of Target Honduras
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A rocket propelled grenade 7M, 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, "Government Building Targeted in RPG Attack in Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazan, Honduras," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, December 23, 2009.
Associated Press Worldstream, “Maoists Bomb Cell Tower in Bihar,” LexisNexis Academic, Associated Press Worldstream, November 13, 2009.
La Tribuna, "Policia Confirma que Lanzaron Granada de Fabricacion Rusa," (November 13, 2009).