Incident Summary:

04/01/2018: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated outside the home of Sead Sadikovic in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro. Sadikovic, a journalist for TV Vijesti, was not harmed in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Bijelo Polje

Bijelo Polje

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Vijesti
Specific Description House of Journalist: Sead Sadikovic
Nationality of Target Montenegro
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected that the attack was related to Sadikovic's reporting on organized crime and corruption. Additionally, police arrested two suspects with connections to a museum owner whom Sadikovic had criticized in a recent article.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Car bomb explodes outside Montenegrin crime reporter’s home April 4, 2018 Find out more," Reporters Sans Frontières, April 4, 2018.
"Montenegrin journalist targeted in car bombing," International Press Institute, April 4, 2018.
"OSCE Media Freedom Representative Condemns Bomb Attack in Montenegro, Commends Swift Police Action," Targeted News Service, April 3, 2018.