Incident Summary:

06/18/2001: A prominent businessman was assassinated after a bomb, planted outside the gate of his residence, exploded in Budapest, Seventh District, Hungary around 10:30pm. A young woman with the man was wounded in the attack, and serious damage was done to the residence and vehicles in the vicinity of the explosion. Although no group claimed responsibility for the attack, sources suggested this attack might have been related to a previous attempt made on the man's life two years before.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Seventh District


Location Details:
No. 10, a residence on Dembinszky Street

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity A prominent businessman
Specific Description A prominent businessman
Nationality of Target Hungary
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The bomb was described as powerful.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information The residence seemed to be an apartment complex.
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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Man killed, woman injured in bombing," Associated Press, June 19, 2001.
"One killed, one injured by bomb blast largest in past two years," Hungarian Radio, June 19, 2001.
"News agency says man killed in blast was known businessman," Hungarian Radio, June 19, 2001.