Incident Summary:

03/16/1998: A bomb blast occurred in the Budapest, Hungary, home of Jozsef Torgyan, the Leader of the Independent Smallholders' Party (FKGP) in an attempt to assassinate him. No one was injured and there was no claim of responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
199803160001

When:
1998-03-16

Country:
Hungary

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Budapest

City:
Budapest

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Independent Smallholders' Party (FKGP)
Specific Description Independent Smallholders' Party (FKGP) Leader Jozsef Torgyan
Nationality of Target Hungary
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The bomb had 4.4 pounds of explosives.
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
Additional Information Torgyan and his wife Maria Cseh, a FKGP deputy, were sleeping when the bomb exploded.
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
"Bomb blast targets Hungarian opposition leader," Agence France Presse, March 17, 1998.
"Bombing at opposition on head's home political terrorism," Hungarian Radio, March 17, 1998.