Incident Summary:

12/9/1999: A bomb exploded just before 11am in a building opposite the House of Parliament in Sofia, Bulgaria. The bomb had been placed in the gutter in front of a restaurant, but no one was injured in the explosion. The person or group responsible is unknown, as is the purpose of the explosion.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Sofia City


Location Details:
A building in front of the House of Parliament in Sofia, Bulgaria

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Although the bomb was placed in front of a restaurant, it is unclear whether this was the target, or the House of Parliament opposite the restaurant
Nationality of Target Bulgaria
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A makeshift explosive device
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
Additional Information The target and motive is unclear
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
Georgi Paunovski, "Bomb explodes in front of Parliamentary building," PARI Daily, December 10, 1999.
"Explosion in front of Parliament," Associated Press, December 9, 1999.