Incident Summary:

05/16/2015: An explosive device was discovered and defused on a bus in Budapest, Hungary. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201505160090

When:
2015-05-16

Country:
Hungary

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Budapest

City:
Budapest

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Omega Group
Specific Description Bus
Nationality of Target Romania
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade explosive device tied to a gasoline canister and hidden in a bag 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 were investigating the incident as an attempted murder.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
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
Sources
"Suspected homemade bomb found on bus in Hungary," Agence France Presse -- English, May 18, 2015.
"Terror Attack 'Unlikely' in Prague-Varna Bus Incident," Sofia News Agency, May 19, 2015.
"Bomb found on bus that was supposed to pass through Romania," Romania Business Insider, May 18, 2015.