Incident Summary:

09/26/2014: Assailants threw Molotov cocktails at the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) office building in Male city, Maldives. Although there were no reported casualties, the office building was damaged in the attack. This was one of two attacks on political entities in Male on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the incident to Muslim fundamentalists.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Maldives
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 Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Molotov cocktails and petrol 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
Muslim extremists 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
"Maldives: Three Arrested in Connection With Minivan News Journalist's Disappearance," Minivan News Online, September 28, 2014.
"Maldives: MDP Office Comes Under Arson Attack Amid Escalating Tensions With Radical Muslims," Minivan News Online, September 26, 2014.