Terrorism in Rwanda

The risk of terrorist attacks in Rwanda over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 9 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 9 people have been killed and 86 injured.

In 1 incedents a total of 1 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

Topic page: Terrorism


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Most frequent attack targets in Rwanda

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens68721
Transportation21140
Police1000
Business1180


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Kigali56680
Western2180
Eastern11100
Northern1101


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.