Incident Summary:

08/17/2017: Assailants threw grenades at a bar in Buyenze neighborhood, Bujumbura, Burundi. This was one of two grenade attacks targeting bars in Buyenze neighborhood on this date. At least three people were killed and 27 people were injured across both attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Bujumbura Mairie


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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers represent a division of the total number of those killed and wounded across incidents 201708170026 and 201708170027. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
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 1 Fatalities / 14 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 14
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Three killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks in Burundi capital," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, August 18, 2017.
"Grenade attacks on bars in Burundi capital kill 3, wound 27," United News of India, August 18, 2017.
"Grenades kill one, injure 29 in two Burundi bars," East African, August 18, 2017.