Incident Summary:

12/15/2016: Assailants threw hand grenades and opened fire at the Hotel Phoenicia in Bururi, Burundi. At least eight people, including police and intelligence officials, were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201612160013

When:
2016-12-15

Country:
Burundi

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bururi

City:
Bururi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Hotel Phoenicia
Specific Description Hotel
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Gunmen attack hotel in Burundi, leaving seven injured," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, December 16, 2016."
"Grenade attack kills woman in Burundi's Ruyigi," Xinhua General News Service, December 21, 2016."
"Gunmen attack luxury hotel in southern Burundi, leaving seven injured," Qatar Tribune, December 17, 2016."