Incident Summary:

05/14/2003: A bomb exploded outside a Confederazione Italiana Sindacati Lavoratori (CISL) trade union office in Cagliari, Italy. The incident causing damage to the building but no casualties. The Proletarian Nuclei for Communism claimed responsibility for the attack.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Confederazione Italiana Sindacati Lavoratori (CISL)
Specific Description A Confederazione Italiana Sindacati Lavoratori (CISL) trade union office in Cagliari, Italy
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/Bombs/Dynamite Pipe Bomb
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
Additional Information The CISL offices in the Sardinian towns of Sassari and Olbia had been targeted by the same group in the previous months.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Proletarian Nuclei for Communism 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
"Bomb goes off outside union building in Sardinia," La Republicca, May 14, 2003.
Gino Zasso, "Cagliari, Another Bomb at the CISL," Corriere della Sera, May 16, 2003.
"Italy: Proletarian Nuclei for Communism claims responsibility for Sardinia bomb," La Republicca, May 19, 2003.