Incident Summary:

08/19/2001: Several Roma couples were attacked at a resort by a group of 40 men in Koszelowka on Zdworz Lake in the Plock area, Masovian Province, Poland. The perpetrators caused significant property damage to the resort. Four Romanies were injured.

GTD ID:
200108190016

When:
2001-08-19

Country:
Poland

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Masovian

City:
Koszelowka

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Polish Hotels
Specific Description Borowik Holiday Center
Nationality of Target
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Romanies in Koszelowka, Masovian Province, Poland
Nationality of Target Azerbaijan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $2,371.83
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Blunt Object
Sabotage Equipment
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 40
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Juveniles Assail Vacationing Romany Families," Rzeczpospolita, August 21, 2001.