Incident Summary:

07/19/2011: On Tuesday night around 0355, in one of two related attacks in Sofia, Sofija Grad, Bulgaria, an unspecified explosive device detonated outside of the Order, Law and Justice (OLJ) party office in the city. The blast came days after the OLJ and Democrats for Strong Bulgaria parties launched a no-confidence motion against the cabinet of Boyko Borisov. The office of the Democrats for Strong Bulgaria in Sofia was also targeted that night around 0420. No casualties were reported, and no group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Sofia City


Location Details:
The incident occurred at a political party office in Sofia, Sofija Grad, Bulgaria.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Order, Law and Justice
Specific Description A political party office was targeted in the incident.
Nationality of Target Bulgaria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 / 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
Xinhua News Agency, "Two bomb blasts hit Bulgarian opposition parties offices," Xinhua News Agency, June 19, 2011,
Jane’s Intelligence, “IED Attacks Targets Political Offices in Bulgaria's Sofia,” Terrorism Watch Report, Associated Press, June 20, 2011.
Agence France Presse, "Explosions Target Opposition Parties in Sofia, No Victim," LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, June 19, 2011.