Incident Summary:

03/19/2001: A car bomb suspected to be connected to a timer exploded outside of the Montenegrin Justice and Education Ministries building around 8:00pm in Podgorica, Montenegro. The owner of the vehicle, Milan Radulovic, was killed in the explosion. No group claimed responsibility for the attack. A judge with the high court opened an investigation at the site of the incident.

GTD ID:
200103190005

When:
2001-03-19

Country:
Montenegro

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Podgorica

City:
Podgorica

Location Details:
Outside the Montenegrin capital's Justice and Education ministries building on Vuka Karadzica Street

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Private citizens in Podgorica
Specific Description Milan Radulovic
Nationality of Target Montenegro
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
It was thought that the bomb was connected to a timer in the car that was set to explode when Radulovic opened the door of the car.
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 Radulovic was 34 years old and was pronounced dead upon arriving at the hospital. After the incident, Svetlana Vujanovic, an on-call investigative judge with the high court, initiated an investigation at the site of the bombing.
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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Car bomb blast in Montenegrin capital kills man," Agence France-Presse, March 19, 2001.
"One dies in blast outside ministries in Montenegrin capital," SRNA News Agency, March 19, 2001.