Incident Summary:

08/29/2013: Assailants detonated an incendiary device at a Barclays bank branch in Brislington area, Bristol city, South West region, England, United Kingdom. There were no reports of casualties in the attack; however, the fire caused damage to an air conditioning unit. The Informal Anarchist Federation claimed responsibility for the incident in a post online.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Brislington area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Barclays PLC
Specific Description Bank Branch
Nationality of Target Great Britain
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
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
Informal Anarchist Federation Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
""Anarchists" claim to have started Brislington bank fire," Bristol Post, September 1, 2013.
"Fire breaks out at Brislington bank," Bristol Post, August 29, 2013.