Incident Summary:

07/26/2013: A grenade detonated in the Nyaragenge district of Kigali city, Kigali province, Rwanda. Three people were killed and 32 others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, police attributed the attack to the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident took place in the city's Nyaragenge area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Rwanda
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Weapon Details
A grenade was thrown 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 32 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 32
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Police: 2 people dead in grenade blast in Rwanda," Las Vegas Sun, July 27, 2013.
"Rwandan police parade recent Kigali grenade attack suspects," BBC Monitoring Africa - Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring, August 10, 2013.
"Rwanda Three Dead Over 30 Injured in Grenade Blast in Nyabugogo," Big News Network, July 30, 2013.