Incident Summary:

05/23/2016: Three assailants were arrested while planting explosive devices under police vehicles in Warsaw, Masovia, Poland. Police later neutralized the explosive devices. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to anarchists.

GTD ID:
201605230039

When:
2016-05-23

Country:
Poland

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Masovia

City:
Warsaw

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Wlochy neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Policja
Specific Description Vehicles
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 flammable liquids 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
Anarchists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
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
"3 Polish men held for planting explosive under police cars," News-Times, May 28, 2016.
"'Anarchists' arrested after trying to blow up police cars," Polish Express, May 26, 2016.
"Poland: Police avert explosions in Warsaw," Belsat, May 26, 2016.