Incident Summary:

01/31/2012: An explosive device detonated near government offices in Reykjavik city, Reykjavik North Constituency, Iceland. The explosive device was partially detonated by a robot meant to deactivate it. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201201310025

When:
2012-01-31

Country:
Iceland

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Hofudhborgarsvaedhi

City:
Reykjavik

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Iceland
Specific Description Offices: Hverfisgata 4 and 4A
Nationality of Target Iceland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device consisting of a gasoline container, a percussion cap, and a battery 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 / 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
"Icelandic Police Seeking Person Who Planted Bomb Near Government Offices," mbl.is, February 1, 2012.