Incident Summary:

01/24/2013: A bomb exploded in the mailbox of Ivan Glasenberg in Rueschlikon, Horgen district, Zurich canton, Switzerland. Glasenberg was the chief executive for Glencore, a commodity trading company that was taking part in the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit in Davos. No one was injured in the blast. This was one of two incidents targeting the WEF in Switzerland on January 24th. An unnamed group of activists claimed responsibility for this attack, criticizing the workplace conditions of Glencore.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Located In Horgen District

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Glencore Xstrata
Specific Description Chief Executive Officer: Ivan Glasenberg
Nationality of Target Multinational
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 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.