Incident Summary:

01/05/2017: An explosive device detonated in a trash bin near an asylum-seeker center in Frolunda neighborhood, Gothenburg, 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
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite 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
"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."
"Three Swedish men get jail for bomb attacks on asylum centers," Reuters News, July 7, 2017."