Incident Summary:

04/21/2008: On Monday, a 30 mm pipe bomb rigged with external batteries and a mobile phone was detonated by the police bomb squad unit after it was found by council workers in Federation Park on the Drayton Connection Road, near Vale View south of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. No claim of responsibility was made for the attempted bombing, however on 04/22/2008 on Tuesday, executed a search warrant at a home in Kent Street at Oakey and allegedly found evidence of a home-made explosive device. A 21-year-old man was arrested and charged with one count of attempting to damage property by explosives.

GTD ID:
200804210001

When:
2008-04-21

Country:
Australia

Region:
Australasia & Oceania

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Queensland

City:
Vale View

Location Details:
The attempted bombing took place in Federation Park on the Drayton Connection Road, near Vale View south of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Federation Park
Nationality of Target Australia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A mobile phone-triggered, battery-powered, 30 mm pipe was used in the attack.
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
Sources
News.com.au, "Police Destroy Pipe Bomb Found at Toowoomba Park," http://news.com.au (accessed April 22, 2008).
AAP Newsfeed, "Qld: Man Charged Over Pipe Bomb Found in Park," Lexis Nexis, AAP Newsfeed, April 23, 2008.