Incident Summary:

06/26/2016: A grenade detonated during an independence day celebration at Mahamasina stadium in Antananarivo, Madagascar. At least three people were killed and 91 people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201606260027

When:
2016-06-26

Country:
Madagascar

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Antananarivo

City:
Antananarivo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Mahamasina Municipal Stadium
Specific Description Stadium
Nationality of Target Madagascar
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 The victims included John Joelison. Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 91 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 91
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Madagascar stadium blast kills two," BBC, June 26, 2016."
"Three Killed, 91 Injured In Madagascar 'Terror Blast'," AFP (World Service), June 27, 2016."
"1st LD Writethru: At least 2 killed, 72 injured in explosion in Madagascar national day celebration," Xinhua General News Service, June 26, 2016."