Incident Summary:

04/10/2001: Revolutionary Proletarian Initiative Nuclei (NIPR) members detonated a bomb at the Italy-United States Council at Via Brunetti in Rome, Italy. No casualties were reported in the attacks.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Institute of International Affairs (IIA)
Specific Description Institute of International Affairs (IIA) offices located in the Via Brunetti building
Nationality of Target Italy
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Italian-American Council
Specific Description Italian-American Council offices located in the Via Brunetti building
Nationality of Target Italy
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
The specific type of explosive used in this incident was not reported.
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
Revolutionary Proletarian Initiative Nuclei (NIPR) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
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
Italian Daily Condemns Anti-'Global' Rome Bomb Attack,” Tur Stampa, April 11, 2001.
“Rome bomb raises terrorism concerns ahead of G8 summit,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, April 11, 2001.
“Italian police investigating Rome bomb,” Associated Press Worldstream, April 11, 2001.