Incident Summary:

12/15/2014: An explosive device detonated near the town hall in Paphos city, Paphos district, Cyprus. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, authorities arrested a former municipal employee in connection with the attack.




Western Europe

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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 Not Applicable
Specific Description Park
Nationality of Target Cyprus
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A makeshift explosive device constructed from a fire extinguisher and utilizing camping gas canisters was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack was attributed to a former municipal employee; however, it is unclear if the attack was related to his former employment with the government.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"Former Paphos staffer remanded in connection with explosions," Cyprus Mail, March 11, 2015.
"Arrest over Paphos bombs," Cyprus Mail, March 10, 2015.
"Paphos mayor will not be deterred, despite threats," Cyprus Mail, March 6, 2015.