Incident Summary:

10/28/2014: Assailants fired two explosive devices at the parliament building in Skopje city, Skopje region, Macedonia. The building was empty at the time of the attack, and no one was injured. Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201410280033

When:
2014-10-28

Country:
Macedonia

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Skopje

City:
Skopje

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia
Specific Description Building
Nationality of Target Macedonia
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Mortars 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
Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
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
Sources
"Armed group takes over Macedonian police station demanding an "independent state"," Xinhua News Agency, April 21, 2015.
"Vecer, Macedonia: Who fired at the Parliament and why?," Focus Bulgaria, October 30, 2014.
"Projectiles hit Macedonian government building," Associated Press, October 29, 2014.