Incident Summary:

08/29/2017: Assailants threw a petrol bomb at an Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) office in Freetown, Western province, Sierra Leone. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



Sierra Leone

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Alliance Democratic Party (ADP)
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Sierra Leone
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A petrol bomb was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspect the assailants were members of the ruling All People's Congress (APC) party.
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 / 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
"Civil society fears for the credibility of Sierra Leone election," Africa Review, September 3, 2017.
"S/Leone: Opposition party HQ set on fire," Agence Africaine de Presse, August 29, 2017.
"Sierra Leone: Opposition party HQ attacked,", August 29, 2017.