Incident Summary:

06/10/1999: A bomb planted under a car owned by Pear Vali, the CEO of the Artmiks Advertising Agency, exploded in the early hours of the morning in Tallinn, Estonia. Fatherland claimed responsibility for the explosion, stating that it was angered by western influences communicated through advertising, which threatened to repress Estonia's national culture. No casualties were reported incident, but the explosion shattered windows and damaged cars nearby.

GTD ID:
199906100005

When:
1999-06-10

Country:
Estonia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Harju

City:
Tallinn

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Artmiks Advertising Agency
Specific Description The car of Artmiks advertising agency CEO, Pear Vali
Nationality of Target Estonia
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 Vehicle
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
Fatherland Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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
"Bomb Attack on Estonian Ad Industry," RDS Business & Industry Selected Documents, June 18, 1999.
"Bomb Explodes in Central Tallinn Early in Thursday," Baltic News Service, June 10, 1999.