Incident Summary:

05/18/2010: On Tuesday night at 0330, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, a group of Anarchists firebombed a Royal Bank and placed the video online. The fire caused at least $300,000 in damages but no casualties. The Fighting For Freedom Coalition (FFFC-Ottawa) claimed responsibility.




North America

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Location Details:
The incident took place at a bank in downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Royal Bank
Specific Description A branch of the Royal Bank was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Canada
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $300,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An unknown incendiary 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
Fighting For Freedom Coalition (FFFC-Ottawa) 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
Calgary Sun, Kenneth Jackson, "Anarchy Among Anarchists After Firebomb," (June 1, 2010).
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Bank Damaged in Firebombing by FFFC-Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, October 6, 2010.
Kenneth Jackson, "Anarchist Claim They Firebombed Bank," Ottawa Sun, May 18, 2010,