Incident Summary:

11/23/2020: Assailants fired three rockets targeting the airport in Bahir Dar, Amhara, Ethiopia. There were an unknown number of casualties in the attack. The Tigray People’s 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: Military
Name of Entity Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF)
Specific Description Aircraft
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 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: Unknown)
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 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"TPLF fired at least three rockets at Bahir Dar,", November 24, 2020.
"Rockets hit Bahir Dar for 3rd time," Ethiopia Observer, November 23, 2020.