Incident Summary:

12/11/2000: A bomb exploded on a road in Fushe-Kruje town, Tirana county, Albania. The explosion occurred a half hour before Prime Minister Ilir Meta was scheduled to drive past. The blast blew a crater in the roadway and damaged a vehicle, but no one was injured. Six people were arrested in connection to the attack.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Fushe-Kruje town, approximately 20 kilometers north of Tirana city

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Albanian government
Specific Description Prime Minister Ilir Meta
Nationality of Target Albania
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 Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A bomb activated by a remote control 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 6
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
"Blast reported just before Albanian premier was due to drive by," Agence France-Presse, December 11, 2000.
"Explosion damages a car of prime minister's escort," Associated Press, December 11, 2000.
"Albanian police arrest six in premier bomb blast case," Tirana, December 12, 2000.