Incident Summary:

01/27/2019: An assailant threw a grenade at a bar in Bujumbura, Bujumbura Mairie, Burundi. At least eight people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Bujumbura Mairie


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Buterere area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Chez Egide Nduwayo Bar
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 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 Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority 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 0 Fatalities / 8 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 8
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Eight wounded in grenade attack in Buterere," IWACU, January 29, 2019.
"8 critically wounded in Burundi's grenade explosion," Global English (Middle East and North Africa Financial Network), January 28, 2019.
"Grenade blast injures 8 in Burundi's capital," Xinhua News Agency, January 28, 2019.