Incident Summary:

01/01/2017: An explosive device detonated as it was being defused at a bookstore run by Casa Pound, a neo-fascist group, in Florence, Italy. A police officer was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the attack; however, sources attributed the attack to Anarchists.

GTD ID:
201701010006

When:
2017-01-01

Country:
Italy

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Tuscany

City:
Florence

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bookstore
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 Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
A parcel bomb with a timer 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
Anarchists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators 5
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
Sources
"Rome - 5 anarchists held in Italy over Jan 1 blast," AFP (North European Service), August 3, 2017."
"Rome - Italian policeman injured in far-right bookshop blast," AFP (North European Service), January 1, 2017."
"Parcel bomb at far-right bookshop wounds Italian policeman," Jerusalem Post, January 1, 2017."