Incident Summary:

06/10/2018: An assailant threw a grenade at a bar in Birohe, Gitega, Burundi. At least one person was killed and 21 people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201806100017

When:
2018-06-10

Country:
Burundi

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Gitega

City:
Birohe

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Gitega area.

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?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included civilian Jean Marie Ndayisenga. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 21 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 21
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Two persons killed in grenade attack in Gitega," IWACU, June 12, 2018.
"Grenade explosion in central Burundi kills one, injures 21: official," Xinhua General News Service, June 11, 2018.