Incident Summary:

11/25/2009: On Wednesday evening, in Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazan, Honduras, assailants used portable launchers to fire grenades at buildings, damaging the Supreme Court and Canal 10 television buildings but resulting in no casualties. No group claimed responsibility.




Central America & Caribbean

region/u.s. state:

Francisco Morazán


Location Details:
Assailants fired grenades at buildings in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Honduran Judicial Government
Specific Description The Honduran Supreme Court was targeted
Nationality of Target Honduras
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Canal 10 Television
Specific Description Canal 10 Television Station was targeted.
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 Grenade
Weapon Details
Grenades fired from portable launchers 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
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 Government Building, One Television Station Damaged in Grenade Attack in Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazan, Honduras," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, April 14, 2010.
Indo-Asian News Service, "Honduran Supreme Court, TV Station Hit by Blasts," LexisNexis Academic, Indo-Asian News Service, November 26, 2009.
Exposiciones Fotograficas Espania, "Honduras: Two Explosive Devices Detonated at Supreme Court and Television Channel Buildings," Exposiciones Fotograficas Espania, November 25, 2009.