Incident Summary:

04/27/2015: An assailant opened fire on a police station in Zvornik town, Republika Srpska, Bosnia-Herzegovina. One police officer and the assailant were killed and two officers were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, the assailant was identified as a Muslim fundamentalist.

GTD ID:
201504270054

When:
2015-04-27

Country:
Bosnia-Herzegovina

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Republika Srpska

City:
Zvornik

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Bosnian Police
Specific Description Police Station
Nationality of Target Bosnia-Herzegovina
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
A shotgun was 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
Muslim extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Gunman kills Bosnian policeman in apparent Islamist attack," Reuters, April 27, 2015."
"One policeman killed, two wounded in 'Islamist...," Qatar Peninsula, April 28, 2015."
"RTRS: Wahhabist attacks police station in Eastern BiH, kills one officer," Focus Bulgaria, April 28, 2015."