Incident Summary:

10/12/2020: An assailant opened fire on the Banski dvori in St. Mark’s Square, Zagreb, Croatia. One police officer was wounded in the attack. The assailant, identified later as Danijel Bezuk, committed suicide shortly after fleeing the scene. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suggested that Bezuk had anti-government and anti-Serb sympathies, demonstrating support for the Far-Right nationalist Croatian Party of Rights’ (HSP) paramilitary wing of the Croatian Defence Forces (HOS).




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in St. Mark’s Square.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Croatia
Specific Description Banski Dvori
Nationality of Target Croatia
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Police of Colombia
Specific Description Security Officer
Nationality of Target Croatia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
An AK-74 assault rifle was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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-Government extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Man opens fire at Croatian government building, wounds policeman," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, October 12, 2020.
"Policeman shot in front of Croatian government offices, attacker dead," The National Post, October 12, 2020.
"Croatia: 22yo man attempts to kill police officer near government premises," Independent Balkan News Agency, October 12, 2020.