Incident Summary:

05/21/2007: Unknown assailants detonated a bomb near a top customs investigator’s vehicle in Riga, Latvia, injuring the head of criminal investigations, Vladimirs Vaskevics. There were no fatalities reported. No one claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200705210004

When:
2007-05-21

Country:
Latvia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Riga

City:
Riga

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Latvia
Additional Information
Hostages 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
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
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
Sources
“Car bomb injures top customs investigator in Latvia,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur. May 21, 2007.