Incident Summary:

01/24/2013: An explosive device detonated near a Credit Suisse bank branch in Hottingen quarter, District 7, Zurich city, Zurich canton, Switzerland. No one was injured in the attack; however, the bomb broke a window and caused monetary damage. This was one of two attacks in protest of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland on January 24th. An unnamed group of activists claimed responsibility, saying the bank was targeted because it supported the WEF summit in Davos, Switzerland.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



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

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Credit Suisse Group AG
Specific Description Bank Branch
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 $2,100.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"Twin blasts in Zurich rattle WEF summit," Daily News South Africa, January 28, 2013.
"Anti-Davos Activists Bomb Glencore Boss Ivan Glasenberg's Swiss Home," International Business Times UK, January 25, 2013.
"2nd UPDATE: Police Investigate Blast Outside Glencore CEO's House," Dow Jones News Service, January 25, 2013.