Incident Summary:

10/06/2019: An explosive device was discovered and defused outside a Western Union office along Juozo Balcikonio street in Baltupiai, Vilnius, Lithuania. Gediminas Berzinskas, a member of Feuerkrieg Division (FKD), confessed to carrying out the attack and stated that he intended to cause financial damage and damage to infrastructure. He also spray-painted the words "FK Division," "Siege," and a swastika at the scene. Authorities suspected that the attack, which targeted a Western Union, was a "protest against the global order" and "globalism."

GTD ID:
201910060016

When:
2019-10-06

Country:
Lithuania

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Vilnius

City:
Vilnius

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Juozo Balcikonio street in Baltupiai neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Western Union
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Lithuania
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade explosive device containing 2.5 kilograms of explosives 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
Feuerkrieg Division (FKD) 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
Sources
"Lithuanian prosecutors say terror attack thwarted last autumn," Baltic News Service, June 26, 2020.