Incident Summary:

06/01/2017: A train crashed into a fallen tree along the railway between Debr and Bakov nad Jizerou in Mlada Boleslav district, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic. There were no reported casualties in the attack. An anti-immigrant extremist left notes at the scene of the attack in order to make it look like the attack had been perpetrated by jihadists. He did this in order to "provoke a backlash against Muslims" and immigration.



Czech Republic

Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Central Bohemian Region

Near Bakov nad Jizerou

Location Details:
The incident occurred along the railway between Debr and Bakov nad Jizerou in the Mlada Boleslav district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Czech Railways
Specific Description Train
Nationality of Target Czech Republic
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Sabotage Equipment
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
Anti-Immigrant extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"Revision: Prague - Czech 'fake jihadist' faces life on terror charges: report," AFP (North European Service), February 28, 2018.
"Man caused train crashes then left Arabic messages to provoke anti-Muslim backlash, prosecutors say," The Independent, March 1, 2018.
"Terrorism Digest 13-14 January 2019," BBC Monitoring, January 14, 2019.