Incident Summary:

02/10/2015: An explosive device detonated at the apartment of a former police chief in Tirana city, Tirana county, Albania. No casualties were reported. This was one of three explosive devices detonated or defused in Tirana on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Albanian State Police
Specific Description House of Director of Serious Crimes
Nationality of Target Albania
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?Yes
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. Sources noted that the attack may have been perpetrated to intimidate an anti-crime politician's family.
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
"1st LD Writethru: Three explosions shock Tirana," Xinhua General News Service, February 10, 2015.
"Bomb blasts rock Albania's capital," Deutsche Welle, February 10, 2015.
"Prime Minister Rama Voices Outrage Over 'Terrorist' Bomb Explosions in Albanian Capital,", February 10, 2015.