Incident Summary:

02/25/2014: Assailants threw a petrol bomb at the home of Tendai Biti in Harare city, Harare province, Zimbabwe. Biti, a prominent opposition politician, was uninjured by the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, an assailant noted that the attack bore the hallmarks of the Zimbabwe African Nationalist Union (ZANU) Patriotic Front.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Movement for Democratic Change (MDC)
Specific Description Politician: Tendai Biti
Nationality of Target Zimbabwe
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
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
Gasoline 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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Zimbabwe African Nationalist Union (ZANU) (suspected) Patriotic Front 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
"Petrol bomb attack on home of top Zimbabwe opposition official," Agence France Presse -- English, February 25, 2014.
"Lawmaker boycott threat, MDC infighting dominate Zimbabwe press,", February 27, 2014.
"Zimbabwe opposition lawmaker?s house petrol-bombed,", February 26, 2014.