Incident Summary:

4/22/2008: At approximately 0430, the local office of the ruling Democratic Party of Albanians, DPA, in the village of Orizare, Kumanovo, Macedonia was torched, accompanied with several gunshots fired into the air. Police suspect that several perpetrators broke into the building and poured gasoline in the office, setting it ablaze. During the incident, several shots were fired from automatic weapons; the police recovered 15 spent shell casings on site. There were no reported casualties, and there were no claims of responsibility. The attack may be in response to upcoming elections, and may have been perpetrated by an opposing political party.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place at the local Democratic Party of the Albanians office in Orizare.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Democratic Party of Albanians
Specific Description The local office of the political party
Nationality of Target Albania
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Gasoline was used to set the fire, and the perpetrators fired into the air with automatic weapons during the incident.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
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, "Albanian Party Accuses Rival for Bomb Hurled at Official's House," Makfax, April 22, 2008.