Incident Summary:

12/18/2015: An explosive device detonated outside the Polgai police academy in Brescia city, Lombardy region, Italy. No one was injured, but the building was damaged in the blast. Anarchist Cell Acca (C.A.A.) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Department of Public Security (DPS)
Specific Description Police Academy
Nationality of Target Italy
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 Time Fuse
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden pressure cooker containing gun powder and utilizing a timer mechanism 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
Anarchist Cell Acca (C.A.A.) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"Govt rules out international terrorism in Brescia police school attack," Adnkronos International, Rome, December 18, 2015.
"Prosecutors to bring terror charges in Brescia bomb," ANSA English Media Service, December 18, 2015.
"Explosive outside police academy, anarchists suspected," ANSA English Media Service, December 18, 2015.