Incident Summary:

11/14/2008: On Friday evening at 1730, in Pristina, Kosovo, assailants detonated an improvised explosive device in the yard of the European Union's International Civil Representative Office, damaging the building, but causing no injuries. The Army of the Republic of Kosovo claimed responsibility.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occured in the yard of the European Union's International Civil Representative Office in Prishtina, Kosovo.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity European Union
Specific Description The European Union's International Civil Representative Office
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown 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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
Associated Press, "Attackers Hurl Explosive at EU Offices in Kosovo," Associated Press Worldstream, November 14th, 2008.
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Government Office Damaged in IED Attack by Army of the Republic of Kosovo in Pristina, Kosovo," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, November 17th, 2009.