Incident Summary:

12/31/2015: Assailants threw a grenade at students at Dilla University in Dilla, Oromai region, Ethiopia. At least two students were killed and six others were wounded in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201512310022

When:
2015-12-31

Country:
Ethiopia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Oromia

City:
Dilla

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Dilla University
Specific Description University
Nationality of Target Ethiopia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite 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 Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 2 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Hand grenade attack kills two at Ethiopian university - police," AJEBNEW, January 5, 2016."
"Students said leaving southern Ethiopian university after attacks," Ethiopian Satellite Television, January 4, 2016."
"Hand grenade attack kills 2 at Ethiopian university," The Nation Pakistan, January 2, 2016."