Incident Summary:

01/11/2018: An explosive device was discovered and safely detonated at a public shelter in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. Individuals Tending Toward Savagery claimed claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources questioned the veracity of this claim.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Old Town area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Princes Street Gardens
Specific Description Public Shelter
Nationality of Target Great Britain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device placed in a package 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
Individuals Tending Toward Savagery (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Email link to bomb discovered in park," The Herald (Glasgow), March 7, 2018.
"Edinburgh bomb hunt email clue," Scottish Express, March 7, 2018.
"Mexican anarchist group probed over Princes Street Gardens shoe bomb box; An email sent to police contained a link to an extremist website suggesting Mexican group Individualidades Tendiendo a lo Salvaje (ITS) was responsible.,", May 9, 2020.