Incident Summary:

10/14/2009: On Wednesday, the investigative group determined the Party of Communists' faction threw a grenade during the festive events that were occurring in Chisinau, Moldova; 39 people were injured. This is related to the Prime Minister receiving threatening phone calls as well as the security at the event was not properly maintained and the Interior Minister Viktor Katan must resign.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The grenade was thrown at the festival that was occurring in Chisinua. The exact location is unknown.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description The festival in Chisinau
Nationality of Target Moldova
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
A grenade was used in this 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 39 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 39
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"National Counterterrorism Center, "Forty-One Civilians Injured in Grenade Attack in Chisinau, Moldova," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, April 07, 2010."
Interfax, “Blast in Chisinau Was a Terror Attack,” Interfax, October 15, 2009.
Ukraine General Newswire, “Wednesday Blast in Chisinau Was Caused by Grenade - Interior Minister,” LexisNexis Academic, Ukraine General Newswire, October 15, 2009.