Incident Summary:

4/25/2000: Members of the Revolutionary Perspective detonated a small bomb at the offices of the defense minister in Bern, Switzerland. No one was injured, but the explosion caused minor damage to the building. The assailants sent a letter to the police stating that the attack was in response to a Swiss Army exhibition opening in Basel the same week. The attack was paired with another bombing that happened at the home of the intelligence coordinator, Jacques Pitteloud, in Bern.

GTD ID:
200004250004

When:
2000-04-25

Country:
Switzerland

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bern

City:
Berne

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Defense ministry
Specific Description The offices and staff of the Swiss defense ministry
Nationality of Target Switzerland
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/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary Perspective Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
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
Sources
"Swiss police investigate into bomb attacks in Bern," Xinhua News Agency, April 25, 2000.
"Anti-militarists set off two bombs in Berne," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, April 25, 2000.