Incident Summary:

06/19/2018: Assailants equipped with firearms attacked Nyabimata sector in Nyaruguru district, Southern, Rwanda. Two people were killed and three people, including a local government official, were injured in the assault. Additionally, a trading center was looted and a vehicle was set on fire. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Nyabimata

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Nyabimata Sector
Specific Description Executive Secretary: Vincent Nsengiyumva
Nationality of Target Rwanda
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Nyabimata Sector
Specific Description Sector
Nationality of Target Rwanda
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"News Rwandan Army Kills 3 Suspected Rebels In Nyungwe Forest 91," ChimpReports, December 18, 2018.
"Two dead in armed attack in Nyaruguru District," The New Times, June 20, 2018.
"Armed gang kills two in southern Rwanda," Xinhua General News Service, June 20, 2018.