Incident Summary:

07/21/2009: On Tuesday, in Sibenik, Dalmatia, Croatia, assailants detonated a explosive device attached to a vehicle, injuring two Austrians, a Croatian and damaged one car. All three injured were treated in the hospital, but were not seriously hurt. The explosion was believed to be linked to a dispute between local politicians, but no motive was reported and no group has claimed responsibility.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in Sibenik.

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 Two Austrian tourists
Nationality of Target Austria
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
Explosives Sticky Bomb
Weapon Details
Unknown explosives 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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
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 / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources, "Three Injured in Car Bomb Explosion in Croatia,",three-injured-in-car-bomb-explosion-in-croatia.html (August 03, 2009).
Jane's Intelligence, "Explosive Device Wounds Three in Croatia's Sibenik," Terroism Watch Report, July 22, 2009.
Deutsche Press-Agentur, "Three Injured in Car Bomb Explosion in Croatia," LexisNexis Academic, Deutsche Press-Agentur, July 21, 2009.