Incident Summary:

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




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Sofia City


Location Details:
The attack occurred outside of the political party office of the Democrats for Strong Bulgaria, 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 Democrats for Strong Bulgaria
Specific Description The Democrats for Strong Bulgaria party office was targeted in Sofia.
Nationality of Target Bulgaria
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
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Unknown explosives were 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.