Incident Summary:

08/22/2016: Assailants threw a grenade at the Radio Television Kosovo (RTK) headquarters in Pristina, Kosovo. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Rugovasit group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201608220036

When:
2016-08-22

Country:
Kosovo

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Pristina

City:
Pristina

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Radio Television Kosovo (RTK)
Specific Description Headquarters
Nationality of Target Kosovo
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/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
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
Rugovasit Group Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
"Pristina - Kosovo postpones controversial border deal vote," AFP (North European Service), September 1, 2016.
"OSCE Strongly Condemns Attack on Public Broadcaster in Kosovo," Targeted News Service, August 23, 2016.
"Grenade thrown at Kosovo public broadcaster's office; Grenade thrown at Kosovo public broadcaster's office," The Canadian Press, August 23, 2016.