Incident Summary:

09/12/2019: Assailants attacked a police station with grenades in Burayu, Oromia, Ethiopia. Nine civilians were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Oromo Liberation Front.

GTD ID:
201909120004

When:
2019-09-12

Country:
Ethiopia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Oromia

City:
Burayu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Ethiopian Federal Police (EFP)
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Ethiopia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Ethiopia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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
Oromo Liberation Front No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 22
Number of Captured Perpetrators 22
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Ethiopia: A grenade attack leaves nine people injured," Journal du Cameroun, September 13, 2019.
"Nine badly injured in grenade attack on police camp in Ethiopia.," Reach Naija, September 13, 2019.
"At Least 9 People Injured in Grenade Explosion in Ethiopia - Reports," Sputnik News Service, September 13, 2019.