Incident Summary:

12/31/2015: Assailants threw a grenade at a bar in Bujumbura, Bujumbura Mairie province, Burundi. At least one person was killed and 10 others were wounded in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201512310032

When:
2015-12-31

Country:
Burundi

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bujumbura Mairie

City:
Bujumbura

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bar
Nationality of Target Burundi
Additional Information
Hostages 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 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 most 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 1 Fatalities / 10 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 10
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"1 dead, dozens injured in Burundi grenade attacks 34 minutes ago in News," News24, January 2, 2016."
"One dead, dozen hurt in Burundi grenade attacks: police - Yahoo News," NewsforAfrica.com, January 1, 2016."