Incident Summary:

03/26/2013: Assailants hurled a grenade near a market and taxi station in Kigali city, Kigali City, Rwanda. One person was killed and eight others were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident and authorities did not speculate on who was behind the attack; however, they did state that two individuals had been arrested in connection with the blast.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
In the city's Gasabo area

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
Nationality of Target Rwanda
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bus Station
Nationality of Target Rwanda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
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 The incident occurred around the same time that United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague and actress Angelina Jolie were in Kigali to raise awareness for victims of sexual assault in Africa.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Rwanda Grenade Attacks Kills One: Police," AFP (World Service), March 26, 2013.
"Rwanda grenade attacks kills one: police," Daily Nation, March 27, 2013.
"Grenade attack kills one in Rwanda's Kigali amid visit by Angelina Jolie," GlobalPost, March 26, 2013.