Incident Summary:

08/19/1998: Eleven cars, including one from the Port Taxi Company, were badly damaged after an explosion that occurred at a secure parking lot in Gdansk, Poland. No one was injured and there was no claim of responsibility in the incident. However, after the explosion, an anonymous telephone caller informed the company central telephone exchange that there may be further attacks on Port Taxi Company.

GTD ID:
199808190005

When:
1998-08-19

Country:
Poland

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Pomorskie

City:
Gdansk

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Port Taxi Company
Specific Description Port Taxi Company in Gdansk, Poland
Nationality of Target Poland
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) No
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
"Poland: Bomb Damages Several Cars in Gdansk Parking Lot," Warsaw PAP, August 19, 1998.