Incident Summary:

05/19/2016: An explosive device detonated shortly after being removed from a bus in Wroclaw, Poland. At least one person was injured in the blast. An anti-immigrant extremist, identified as Pawel R., claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201605190029

When:
2016-05-19

Country:
Poland

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lower Silesia

City:
Wroclaw

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bus
Nationality of Target Poland
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 containing nails 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
Anti-Immigrant extremists (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Poland's suspect in home-made bomb blast confesses," Bristol Herald Courier, May 25, 2016.
"Bomb explodes seconds after being removed from Polish bus," UAE NewsApp.com, May 19, 2016.
"Polish police detain suspect in home-made bomb blast," Colorado Springs Gazette, May 25, 2016.