Incident Summary:

01/05/1999: An explosive device, believed to be a hand grenade, was thrown by unknown perpetrators at the Cool Cafe in Pristina, Kosovo, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY). Two young men and a young woman were injured. The Cool Cafe is a Serbian cafe frequented mainly by teenagers.

GTD ID:
199901050002

When:
1999-01-05

Country:
Yugoslavia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Kosovo (Province)

City:
Pristina

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description Cool café - a Kosovo-Serb owned café frequented by Kosovo-Serb teenagers
Nationality of Target Serbia-Montenegro
Additional Information
Hostages 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 Grenade
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Melissa Eddy, “Explosion Stirs Violence in Pristina, 7 Reported Injured,” Associated Press Worldstream, January 05, 1999.
Danijel Bukumirovic, “Kosovo: Three Wounded in Grenade Attack,” Radio B92, January 05, 1999.