Incident Summary:

01/09/2013: An explosive device detonated on the railway tracks at Podsused train station in Zagreb city, City of Zagreb county, Croatia. There were no reported casualties, although the track, a cargo train engine, and nearby buildings were damaged in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however one person was taken into custody for the incident and a similar attack several days later.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Podsused area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Freight Train
Nationality of Target Croatia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Pressure Trigger
Weapon Details
A pressure-triggered explosive device was used in the attack.
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. Authorities suspected that the attack was meant to threaten public security and was not related to terrorism. The assailant was taken into custody for this incident and a related attack that occurred on January 11, 2013.
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 / 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
"One hurt in Zagreb bomb explosion," Xinhua News Agency, January 11, 2013.
"One injured in Croatia bomb attack," Press TV, January 12, 2013.
"Powerful blast hits railway tracks near Zagreb," B92, January 9, 2013.