Incident Summary:

08/08/2017: Assailants threw two grenades at a bar along 7th Avenue in Buyenze neighborhood, Bujumbura, Burundi. At least two people were killed and five other people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201708080010

When:
2017-08-08

Country:
Burundi

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bujumbura Mairie

City:
Bujumbura

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Buyenze neighborhood.

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
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
Weapon Details
Two grenades were used in the attack.
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 2 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks in Burundi capital," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, August 18, 2017.
"Two people killed and five injured in grenade attack in Buyenzi," IWACU, August 9, 2017.