Incident Summary:

4/22/2008: A device exploded at approximately 0300 in Forino, Macedonia targeting a member of the Democratic Union for Integration, Talat Xhaferi. The police said the explosive device was hurled from an Audi car. The bomb went off in the yard of the house. The blast damaged two vehicles and several windows, though no one was injured. Sources describe that the possible perpetrator are members of the Democratic Party of Albanians; the two groups are opposing political parties. The attacks may be in response to upcoming elections. There were no claims of responsibility for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in a small village in Gostivar province; Forino.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Democratic Union for Integration
Specific Description The attack targeted a member of the Democratic Union for Integration, Talat Xhaferi.
Nationality of Target Albania
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 weapon used in the attack is unknown.
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 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
Balkan Insight, "Police Probe Macedonia Poll Violence," Balkan Insight,
BBC Monitoring Europe - Political, "Ethnic Albanian Parties Blame Each Other for Violent Incidents in Macedonia," Dnevnik, April 25, 2008.
BBC Monitoring Europe - Political, "Albanian Party Accuses Rival for Bomb Hurled at Official's House," Makfax, April 22, 2008.