Incident Summary:

07/09/2017: Assailants threw a grenade at Claude Nzambimana inside a bar in Shinya, Gatara district, Kayanza, Burundi. Nzambimana, the Kayanza Director General, was not harmed; however, at least 8 people were killed and 50 other people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Gatara district.

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
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Kayanza
Specific Description Director General: Claude Nzambimana
Nationality of Target Burundi
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
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 conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 8 Fatalities / 50 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 50
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Grenade Kills Eight In Northern Burundi Bar," AFP (World Service), July 10, 2017.
"Five people killed and over 50 injured in grenade attack," IWACU, July 10, 2017.
"Grenade attack kills eight in Burundi," Premium Times, July 10, 2017.