Incident Summary:

01/22/2001: The National Liberation Army (NLA) was responsible for an armed attack on Tetovo police station in Tearce, Macedonia. 1 was killed and 3 were injured.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Tearce (Municipality)


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Macedonian police station
Specific Description Tetovo police headquarters
Nationality of Target Macedonia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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
National Liberation Army (NLA) (Macedonia) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Dejan Nikolovski, Ivan Blazevski, “FYROM Daily Receives ‘NLA’ Fax Claiming Credit for Recent Terrorist Attack,” Dnevnik, January 26, 2001.
Konstantin Testorides, “New Albanian Rebel Group Claims Responsibility for Police Station Blast,” Associated Press, January 25, 2001.
“One Policeman Killed, Three Wounded in Attack on FYROM Police Station 22 Jan,” Radio Makedonija, January 22, 2001.