Incident Summary:

03/05/2015: An explosive device detonated at a public garden in Paphos city, Paphos district, Cyprus. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources arrested a former municipal employee in connection with the attack.

GTD ID:
201503050058

When:
2015-03-05

Country:
Cyprus

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Paphos

City:
Paphos

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity 28th October Park
Specific Description Public Garden
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
An explosives-laden fire extinguisher was 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
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
Sources
"Former Paphos staffer remanded in connection with explosions," Cyprus Mail, March 11, 2015.
"New bomb attack in Paphos (Updated)," Cyprus Mail, March 9, 2015.
"Paphos mayor will not be deterred, despite threats," Cyprus Mail, March 6, 2015.