Incident Summary:

08/24/2012: An explosive device planted underneath a vehicle belonging to a military officer detonated near a nightclub in Antananarivo city, Analamanga province, Madagascar. At least three people were injured in the blast, including a journalist and two civilians. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201208240007

When:
2012-08-24

Country:
Madagascar

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Analamanga

City:
Antananarivo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Madagascar Army
Specific Description Officer
Nationality of Target Madagascar
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Madagascar
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device concealed inside a bag 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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Bomb injures two in Madagascar," Agence France Presse -- English, August 24, 2012."
"Bomb injures two in Madagascar," Agence France Presse, August 24, 2012."
"Bomb intended for army officer," Cape Argus, August 27, 2012."