Incident Summary:

04/30/1999: A nail bomb exploded in the Admiral Duncan pub, a gay bar in Soho, London, killing two and injuring 30 people. A phone call claiming responsibility was made to the BBC by the White Wolves, a neo-Nazi group that which is a splinter of the Combat 18.

GTD ID:
199904300001

When:
1999-04-30

Country:
United Kingdom

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

England

City:
London

Location Details:
Westminster (London Borough)

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Admiral Duncan Pub
Specific Description Admiral Duncan pub in London
Nationality of Target Great Britain
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 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
White Wolves (UK) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 30 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 30
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“2nd Reopener -- Witness Describes Bomb Blast Scene,” Press Association, April 30, 1999.
“2 Dead, Many Injured in London Bombing,” Press Association, April 30, 1999.
“Racist Group Claims Responsibility for London Blast,” Press Association, April 30, 1999.