Incident Summary:

09/10/2010: On Friday afternoon, in Copenhagen city, Copenhagen, Denmark, an improvised explosive device was detonated in Hotel Joergensen by a man identified as Lors Dukayev. Dukayev was the only person injured and he then fled to the nearby H.C. Oersted Park. Police claimed that the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, was the intended target of the bombing. The attack was to be carried out with a letter bomb containing the explosive material TATP and small metal balls. No damages were reported and no group claimed responsibility.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place at the Jorgensens Hotel in Copenhagen city, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Jyllands-Posten
Specific Description The Jyllands-Posten daily Danish newspaper office
Nationality of Target Denmark
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
A letter bomb was to be 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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
Press TV, "Small Blast Rocks Copenhagen Hotel," (September 10, 2010).
Mu Xuequan, "Danish Police Claim Newspaper Was Target of Bombing," Xinhua News Agency, September 17, 2010,
Agence France Presse, "Danish Prosecutor Charges Copenhagen Hotel Bomb Suspect with Terrorism," World News Connection, Agence France Presse, December 21, 2010.