Incident Summary:

07/09/2009: On Thursday night, in Prague, Praha, Czech Republic, a unknown explosive device, thought to be contained in a briefcase, detonated in restaurant, injuring four people and damaging the restaurant. It is unknown if the owner of the briefcase was responsible for the explosion or if someone had put the explosive in his briefcase. No motive for the attack was reported and no group has claimed responsibility.



Czech Republic

Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in a restaurant in Prague.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description A restaurant
Nationality of Target Czech Republic
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device hidden in a briefcase, were 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
Prague Daily Monitor, "Four Injured in Prague Explosion," Prague Daily Monitor, August 03, 2009.
BBC Monitoring Europe, "Blast in Czech Capital Caused by Explosion of Device in "Suitcase" - Witness," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Europe, July 10, 2009.