Incident Summary:

05/01/2018: A grenade detonated at the Kabuyenge business center in Gisuru, Ruyigi, Burundi. Two people were killed and four others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201805010035

When:
2018-05-01

Country:
Burundi

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ruyigi

City:
Gisuru district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Kabuyenge Business Center
Specific Description Business Center
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
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 / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"Xinhua: Grenade Blast Kills 2 In Eastern Burundi," Xinhua, May 2, 2018.