Incident Summary:

06/14/1998: A bomb exploded at the Fidesz (Federation of Young Democrats - Hungarian Civic Party) in Budapest, Hungary. No casualties or damage was reported. Fidesz was the winner of the May 1998 parliamentary elections and Independent Smallholders' Party chairman Jozsef Torgyan believed that the attack was committed by those who do not want to accept the election results.

GTD ID:
199806140001

When:
1998-06-14

Country:
Hungary

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Budapest

City:
Budapest

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Fidesz (Federation of Young Democrats) Hungarian Civic Party
Specific Description Fidesz Headquarters
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
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
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
Sources
"Bomb Explodes at Young Democrats' Headquarters," BBC, June 16, 1998.