Incident Summary:

07/11/2017: Assailants threw a grenade at Burundi National Police officers in Bwiza neighborhood, Bujumbura, Burundi. At least four officers were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201707110027

When:
2017-07-11

Country:
Burundi

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bujumbura Mairie

City:
Bujumbura

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Bwiza neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Burundi National Police
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Burundi
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Fear grips Bwiza residents over consecutive grenade attacks," IWACU, July 17, 2017.
"Four police officers wounded in a grenade attack in central Bujumbura," IWACU, July 12, 2017.
"Security Minister Compares Recent Grenade Explosions With Terrorist Attacks," AllAfrica Web Publications (English) UNASSIGNED, July 18, 2017.