Incident Summary:

03/15/2017: Security forces intercepted and defused a letter bomb addressed to Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble in Berlin, Germany. The Conspiracy of Cells of Fire claimed responsibility for the incident. In addition, sources suspected the invovlement of the Revolutionary Struggle.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity German Federal Ministry of Finance
Specific Description Office of Finance Minister: Wolfgang Schaeuble
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
An explosives-laden parcel 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
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Revolutionary Struggle (suspected) 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
"Athens - Greek militants claim parcel bomb sent to German ministry," AFP (North European Service), March 16, 2017.
"Police probe links of terror suspect to two groups,", October 30, 2017.
"Greek counter terrorism officers have arrested a man in connection with a number of parcel bombs sent to EU officials in March 2017. Police," EuroNews, October 29, 2017.