Incident Summary:

06/10/2017: Assailants set fire to an Ethiopian Federal Police (EFP) ammunition depot in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. There were no reported casualties, though the depot was damaged in the attack. The Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy (PGMUD) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the ammunition depot was targeted because it was allegedly being used to torture political prisoners.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Ethiopian Federal Police (EFP)
Specific Description Ammunition Depot
Nationality of Target Ethiopia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy (PGMUD) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ethiopian rebels claim responsibility for attack in capital," Ethiopian Satellite Television Online, June 12, 2017.