Incident Summary:

11/11/2016: Assailants detonated an explosive device outside the left-wing Syndikalistiskt Forum Cafe in Gothenburg, Sweden. There were no reported casualties resulting from the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however; three suspected members of the Nordic Resistance Movement were arrested in connection to the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Vastra Gotaland


Location Details:
This incident occurred near Linneaus Square.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Syndikalistiskt Forum Cafe
Specific Description Cafe
Nationality of Target Sweden
Additional Information
Hostages 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 Unknown Explosive Type
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
Nordic Resistance Movement (suspected) 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
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