Incident Summary:

12/31/2016: An assailant threw a grenade at a church in Muzinda, Bubanza, Burundi. Eight people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201612310016

When:
2016-12-31

Country:
Burundi

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bubanza

City:
Muzinda

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Church
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
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
"Grenade explosion injures 8 in church in Burundi's Bubanza province," Xinhua General News Service, January 1, 2017."