Incident Summary:

04/18/2008: On Friday shortly before 06:00, a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the 2nd district Szepilona transportation depot in Budapest, Hungary province, Hungary. The arson attack took place during a 24 hour strike by the Budapest Transport Company's (BKV) employees. The petrol bomb damaged the tram but did result in any casualties. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The arson attack took place at the 2nd district Szepilona transportation depot in Budapest, Hungary province, Hungary.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Budapest Transport Company's (BKV)
Specific Description The Budapest Transport Company's (BKV) 2nd district Szepilona depot
Nationality of Target Hungary
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
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A Molotov cocktail was suspected to be used in the arson attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 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
Portfolio, "Budapest Transport Company Depots Under Siege," Portfolio, April 18, 2008.
Hungarian News Agency, "Tram Damaged in Attack on Depot," Lexis Nexis, Hungarian News Agency, April 18, 2008.