Netherlands: Explosive Device Damages ATM, Authorities Note Increased Use of TATP in ATM Attacks

TRIPwire, 26 November 2019

On 25 November 2019 at approximately 0330 hours local time, two suspects detonated an unknown explosive device on an ATM in the town of Noord-Scharwoude. The explosion caused extensive damage to the ATM and the building to which the ATM was attached. It is unknown if the suspects, who fled the scene on a scooter, succeeded in removing cash from the ATM. This is the 5th ATM bombing in the province of Noord-Holland over the past week and the 30th in the last 2 years. No device details from this incident have been released, but authorities and ATM manufacturers noted that perpetrators are increasingly using triacetone triperoxide (TATP) in ATM bombings across Europe.