Incident Summary:

09/07/2010: On Tuesday, in Minsk city, Minsk, Belarus, unidentified assailants threw two Molotov cocktails at Minsk Prison on Okrestin Street, damaging the prison but causing no casualties. The Friends of Freedom claimed responsibility.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack occurred at a prison on Okrestin Street in Minsk city, Minsk, Belarus.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Minsk Prison
Specific Description A prison was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Belarus
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Two molotov cocktails were 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
Friends of Freedom 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
Russia & CIS Military Newswire, "Molotov Cocktails Thrown into Minsk Jail with Detained Anarchists," LexisNexis Academic, Russia & CIS Military Newswire, September 7, 2010.
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Prison Damaged in Incendiary Attack by Friends of Freedom in Minsk, Belarus," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, January 28, 2011.
Russia & CIS Military Newswire, "Embassy Incident in Minsk was Act of 'Disorderly Conduct' - Russian Ambassador," LexisNexis Academic, Russia & CIS Military Newswire, September 7, 2010.