Incident Summary:

03/03/2014: An explosive device detonated near the People's Front of Azerbaijan Party office in Baku city, Baku district, Azerbaijan. No one was injured in the blast; however, the explosion caused property damage. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Central Asia

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity People's Front of Azerbaijan Party
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Azerbaijan
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
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. While some sources indicated that the source of the explosion was a gas leak, other sources noted that there are no gas pipelines in the building's basement. Therefore, it is unknown if the blast was accidental or the result of an attack on the party's office.
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
"No casualties reported in blast near Azeri opposition party's office," APA Online, March 3, 2014.