Incident Summary:

10/27/2016: Two assailants attacked Krasimir Kanev near Sofia, Grad Sofia, Bulgaria. Kanev, the head of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, was injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Grad Sofia

Near Sofia

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Stolichna district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Bulgarian Helsinki Committee
Specific Description Head: Krasimir Kanev
Nationality of Target Bulgaria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bulgaria's growing far-right activism raises short-term death and injury risk, anti-immigrant/minority protests likely to intensify in 2017," IHS Global Insight, October 31, 2016.
"Bulgaria Helsinki Chief Links Assault to Nationalism,", October 28, 2016.