Incident Summary:

01/05/1998: A letter bomb was sent to the Styrian Land Police Command, but the bomb failed to explode when opened. It was unclear who was responsible for the attack or what the attacker's precise motives were. It was also unclear if the bomb was actually meant to explode or not. There were no injuries as a result of this incident.

GTD ID:
199801050001

When:
1998-01-05

Country:
Austria

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Styria

City:
Graz

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Styrian Police
Specific Description Styrian Land Police Command
Nationality of Target Austria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Letter Bomb
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
Sources
J. Wolf, E. Holzer and E. Bieber, “Technical Components of Letter Bomb Found 'Intact',” Vienna Kurier, January 07, 1998.
Ernst Bieber, Peter Grolig, and Wilhelm Theuretsbacher, “Report Describes Contents of Recent Letter Bomb,” Vienna Kurier, January 08, 1998.