Incident Summary:

"01/29/1999: Seven Kosovo-Serbs were wounded, six seriously, in a grenade attack on a cafe in Pristina, Kosovo. After the bombing, police found a piece of paper bearing the symbol of the ethnic Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and a message stating that the KLA were "the avenging guerrillas of Kosovo."

GTD ID:
199901290001

When:
1999-01-29

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 Civilians at a cafe in Pristina, Kosovo
Nationality of Target Serbia-Montenegro
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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
Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Kosovo Official: Cafe Bomb To Intimidate 'Loyal' Citizens,” Tanjug, January 30, 1999.
“Seven Serbs Wounded in Pristina Cafe Grenade Attack,” Agence France Presse (North European Service), January 29, 1999.