Incident Summary:

09/24/2016: An explosive device detonated near a Rendorseg patrol in Budapest, Hungary. At least two officers were injured in the blast. Police arrested a 24-year old individual who confessed to carrying out the incident.

GTD ID:
201609240006

When:
2016-09-24

Country:
Hungary

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Budapest

City:
Budapest

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Oktogon square area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Rendorseg
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Hungary
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade explosive device containing nails and other pieces of shrapnel 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
Unknown Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Budapest - Homemade bomb attack on Hungary police 'attempted execution'," AFP (North European Service), September 25, 2016.
"Hungary arrests suspect over Budapest bombing," Deutsche Welle, October 20, 2016.
"Unidentified explosion rocks Hungary's capital, two injured," Reuters UK, September 25, 2016.