Incident Summary:

"02/06/1999: A bomb exploded outside of an Albanian convenience store in downtown Pristina, Kosovo, killing three people. Officials believed that the attack was committed by unknown "Belgrade terrorists." The attackers were accused of targeting Albanians who were loyal to Serbia."

GTD ID:
199902060001

When:
1999-02-06

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 Civilians
Specific Description Civilians at a Convenience Store in Pristina, Kosovo
Nationality of Target Kosovo
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Kosovar business
Specific Description Convenience store
Nationality of Target Kosovo
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 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
Additional Information Store owner Enver Salja, 52, and Viljora Kumoli, 16, were killed.
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 3 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"“Tanjug: Three Killed in Pristina Store Explosion 6 Feb," Tanjug, February 6, 1999."
"“Kosovo: Victims of Pristina Explosion Identified," Radio B92, February 6, 1999."
“UCK Condemns Pristina Bomb Blast As 'Provocation,'” TVSH Television Network, February 7, 1999.