Incident Summary:

05/10/2020: Assailants threw a grenade at a bar in Bujumbura, Bujumbura Mairie, Burundi. At least 12 people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources noted that the bar was owned by a member of the Imbonerakure, the youth wing of the ruling National Council for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) party.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Bujumbura Mairie


Location Details:
The incident occurred at Ziko Choix on 11th Avenue in Twinyone, Kamenge.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Choice Ziko Bar
Specific Description Bar
Nationality of Target Burundi
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 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Grenade attack kills two in Burundi bar ahead of polls," Al Jazeera, May 11, 2020.
"Twelve injured in grenade explosion in northern Bujumbura city," IWACU, May 12, 2020.
"Grenade blast in Burundi capital injures 12," Reuters Africa, May 11, 2020.