Incident Summary:

"06/03/2002: The headquarters of exile paramilitary group Alpha 66 in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. was hit by Molotov Cocktails. Authorities believe that this incident is related to a subsequent Molotov Cocktail attack on the Cuban-American National Foundation headquarters. Leaders of both groups suspect that the "hand of Castro" was behind the attacks and Cuban spies carried out the attack."

GTD ID:
200206030003

When:
2002-06-03

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Florida

City:
Miami

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Alpha 66
Specific Description Headquarters offices of Cuban terror group Alpha 66 in Miami, Florida
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Molotov Cocktails were used in the attack.
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
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
Sources
"Cuban-American offices are struck by firebombers," St. Petersburg Times, June 4, 2002."
"Jim Burns, "Cuban Exile Groups' Headquarters Attacked In Miami," CNSNews.com, June 04, 2002."