Incident Summary:

03/31/2011: On Thursday, at a military base in Liverno, Tuscany, Italy, a letter bomb seriously injured a senior Italian Army official, identified as Lt. Col. Alessandro Albamonte. No damages were reported and the Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI) was written on the envelope of the letter.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Italian Army
Specific Description A senior Italian Army official, identified as Lt. Col. Alessandro Albamonte
Nationality of Target Italy
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device contained in a letter 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Informal Anarchist Federation Metropollitan Insurgents Cells Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Gaia Pianigiani, "Three Mail Bombs Explode in Europe, Injuring Three," New York Times, March 31, 2011,
ANSA English Media Service, “Parcel Bomb Soldier's Injuries 'Not Life-Threatening'; (See Previous),” LexisNexis Academic, ANSA English Media Service, March 31, 2011.
Agence France Presse, “Italian Officer Injured in Parcel Bomb Explosion,” LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, March 31, 2011.