Incident Summary:

06/30/2020: An explosive device detonated in Legtafo, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This was one of three related explosions near Oromia on this date and one of nine related attacks which occurred in the aftermath of the assassination of Hachalu Hundessa, a musician and civil rights activist. There was an unknown number of casualties across the three blasts. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Legtafo neighborbood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
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 Grenade
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Three Deadly Blasts Rock Ethiopian Capital During Protests: Police," New York Times, June 30, 2020.
"5000 Individuals Arrested on Suspicions of Killing over 200 People,", July 16, 2020.
"'Several' killed in Ethiopia unrest after singer shot dead," ABC News, July 1, 2020.