Incident Summary:

01/05/2017: An explosive device detonated in a trash bin near an asylum-seeker center in Frolunda neighborhood, Gothenburg, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden. At least one person was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected that the attack was carried out by the Nordic Resistance Movement.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Vastra Gotaland


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Frolunda neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Asylum-Seeker Center
Nationality of Target Sweden
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device planted inside a garbage container 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
Nordic Resistance Movement (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
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
"Three Swedish men get jail for bomb attacks on asylum centers," Reuters News, July 7, 2017.
"Stockholm - Swedish neo-Nazis held in refugee centre attack: official," AFP (North European Service), February 2, 2017.
"Two men charged over refugee home blast 'received military training in Russia'," The Local Sweden, June 9, 2017.