Incident Summary:

11/19/2020: Assailants fired three rockets targeting the airport in Bahir Dar, Amhara, Ethiopia. There were no reported casualties or damage in the attack. The Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Bahir Dar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Bahir Dar Airport
Specific Description Airport
Nationality of Target Ethiopia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Bahir Dar City
Specific Description City
Nationality of Target Ethiopia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Three rockets were used in the attack.
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
Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ethiopia's Tigray forces fire rockets on Amhara, 2.3m kids in need," AfricaNews, November 20, 2020.
"TPLF fired rockets targeting Bahir Dar City again,", November 20, 2020.
"Ethiopia's Tigray rebels fire rockets into Bahir Dar city, regional government says," Yahoo! Singapore, November 20, 2020.