Incident Summary:

01/17/2011: On Monday, in Berlin city, Berlin, Germany, a package containing a hand grenade was found outside of the Croatian Embassy just before the Croatian President's scheduled visit on Wednesday. Authorities safely disposed of the grenade. No casualties or damages were reported and no group has claimed responsibility for the attempted attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attempted attack took place outside of the Croatian Embassy in Berlin city, Berlin, Germany.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Croatian Government
Specific Description The Croatian Embassy in Berlin
Nationality of Target Croatia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
A hand grenade placed inside a package 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
Jane's Intelligence, "Police Discover Grenade Outside Croatian Embassy in German Capital," Terrorism Watch Report, Telegraph, January 18, 2011.
Mu Xuequan, "Hand Grenade Removed Outside Croatian Embassy before President Visit," Xinhua News Agency, January 18, 2011,