Incident Summary:

01/25/2017: An explosive device was discovered and defused at a refugee center in Gothenburg, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that members of the Nordic Resistance Movement carried out the attempted attack.

GTD ID:
201701250041

When:
2017-01-25

Country:
Sweden

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Vastra Gotaland

City:
Gothenburg

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Refugee Center
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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
Sources
"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.