Incident Summary:

01/27/2011: On Thursday morning around 0900, in Davos, Graubünden, Switzerland, an explosion rocked a hotel in close proximity to the venue of the World Economic Forum. The blast happened in a storage room of the Posthotel Morosani and shattered two windowpanes of the building. No casualties were reported and a group calling itself Revolutionary Perspective claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201101270002

When:
2011-01-27

Country:
Switzerland

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Graubunden

City:
Davos

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Posthotel Morosani
Specific Description The Posthotel Morosani hotel
Nationality of Target Switzerland
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/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary Perspective Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
Sources
Press TV, "Blast Rocks Hotel Near Davos Meeting," http://www.presstv.ir/detail/162228.html (January 27, 2011).
Fang Yang, "Small Blast Happens at Hotel Near Davos Annual Meeting, But No Injuries, Police," Xinhua News Agency, January 27, 2011, http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-01/27/c_13710091.htm.
Philippa Fletcher, "UPDATE One-Minor Explosion in Davos Hotel, Nobody Hurt," Reuters, January 27, 2011, http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/update-1-minor-explosion-in-davos-hotel-nobody-hurt/.