Incident Summary:

05/24/2014: Two suicide bombers detonated while seated at La Chaumiere, a restaurant frequented by international soldiers, in Djibouti city, Djibouti region, Djibouti. In addition to the two bombers, at least three people were killed and 15 others were wounded in the blast. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity La Chaumiere
Specific Description Restaurant
Nationality of Target Djibouti
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity European Union Naval Force Somalia (EUNAVFOR)
Specific Description Personnel
Nationality of Target International
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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 reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Shabaab Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 15 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 15
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Al Shabaab claims responsibility for Djibouti suicide attack," Reuters, May 27, 2014.
"Bomb attack in tiny Djibouti condemned," The Associated Press, May 25, 2014.
"Grenade attack rocks Djibouti cafe," Al Jazeera, May 25, 2014.