Incident Summary:

04/04/1999: In Moscow, the reception office of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) was attacked with explosive devices, injuring two. The attack was later claimed by the anarchist group New Revolutionary Alternative (NRA - Novaya Revolyutsionnaya Alternativa)




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Federal Security Service (FSB)
Specific Description Office of the Federal Security Service in Moscow
Nationality of Target Russia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
A one kg TNT bomb 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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Chechen Rebels (suspected) No
New Revolutionary Alternative (NRA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
SKIF Detachment Commander Ibn al-Khattab No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sergey Dyupin, “Embassy Attackers Linked To FSB Bombing,” Kommersant, April 6, 1999.
Grigoriy Sanin and Aleksandr Zheglov, “Chechen Link to Bomb at FSB Seen,” Segodnya (Electronic Version), April 5, 1999.
Oleg Stulov and Sergey Dyupin, “More on Anarchist Group's Claim of 4 Apr FSB Bomb,” Kommersant, April 9, 1999.