Incident Summary:

11/27/2016: An explosive device detonated at a police station in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of anarchists in the attack.

GTD ID:
201611260022

When:
2016-11-27

Country:
Italy

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Emilia-Romagna

City:
Bologna

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 Station
Nationality of Target Italy
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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
Anarchists (suspected) 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
Sources
"Centre-right Senator tweets cryptic bomb warning," Adnkronos International, Rome, November 28, 2016."
"Anarchists claim responsibility for Genoa arson attack; Possible links to Bologna Carabinieri precinct attack," ANSA English Media Service, November 28, 2016."
"Blast at Police Barracks in Bologna Hours Before Italian Prime Minister Renzi's Visit," euronews, November 27, 2016."