Incident Summary:

08/01/2013: An explosive device thrown from a vehicle detonated in front of the president of Honduras's home in El Chimbo, near Tegucigalpa city, Francisco Morazan department, Honduras. No casualties were reported. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Central America & Caribbean

region/u.s. state:

Francisco Morazan

El Chimbo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Honduras
Specific Description President: Porfirio Lobo
Nationality of Target Honduras
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device made from plastic and containing a safety fuse 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
"Small explosion at Honduran president's residence: police," Agence France Presse -- English, August 2, 2013.
"Bomb goes off near Honduran leader's home," Fox News Latino, August 2, 2013.
"Explosive goes off near home of Honduran president no injuries or damage," Big News Network, August 2, 2013.