Incident Summary:

05/22/2014: Assailants detonated a homemade incendiary explosive device at the entrance of the North Avon Magistrate's Court in Yate city, South West region, England, United Kingdom. There were no casualties in the attack; however, the entrance and lobby of the building were damaged in the fire. The Informal Anarchist Federation claimed responsibility for the incident in a post online.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity North Avon Magistrates' Court
Specific Description Court Building
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Ten camping gas canisters and a homemade mixture of napalm were 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) 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
"Anarchist group claims it carried out court arson on North Avon Magistrates' Court," Bristol Post, June 3, 2014.
"Dark farce of the Bristol bomber: 50 attacks in four years. . . and he's gutted the brand new 18 million GBP police firing range. So who IS the mystery anarchist making fools of Avon and Somerset Constabulary?," Mail Online, May 31, 2014.