Incident Summary:

07/04/2008: On Friday night at 00:30, 50 people were injured when a home-made bomb exploded at the Hero City memorial, a World War II monument, in central Minsk, Minsk state, Belarus, where thousands of people had gathered for the Independence Day concert. Two Belarusian opposition activists were detained by police following the blast. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The bombing attack took place at the Hero City memorial, a World War II monument, in central Minsk, Minsk state, Belarus.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians attending the Independence Day concert
Nationality of Target Belarus
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A home-made bomb containing unknown explosives was used in the bombing 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 50 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 50
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Press TV, "Dozens Wounded in Belarus Bast," July 5, 2008,§ionid=351020606.
Belapan, "Two Belarusian Opposition Activists Detained Over Independence Day Blast," Belapan, July 9, 2008.