Incident Summary:

05/29/2008: Early on Thursday, in Kozloduy, Bulgaria, a bomb was used to target the house of the mayor of Oryahovo. The blast broke windows, and stairs and elevator shafts were damaged. The material used in the bomb has not been established. No injuries were reported, and no group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place at the house of mayor in Kozloduy, Bulgaria.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government
Specific Description The house of the mayor of Oryahovo
Nationality of Target Bulgaria
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
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) 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
Novinite: Sofia News Agency (Bulgaria), "Blast Rocks Residential Building of Bulgaria's Oryahovo Mayor",, May 29, 2008
Triton Reports, "IED used to target house of mayor", Triton Reports, June 25, 2008