Incident Summary:

11/05/2012: An explosive device detonated at the Belarusian-Polish border in the Hrondna area, Grodno region, Belarus. Border guards were following the tracks of suspected illegal immigrants when they came across the blast site. The site of detonation was scattered with clothing fragments and burnt currency bills; it is unclear if anyone was injured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:


Near Hrodna

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Belarus
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. It is unclear whether the blast was related to the tracking of the illegal immigrants.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 7
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
"Newly Independent States," Russia & CIS Military Weekly, November 9, 2012.