Incident Summary:

10/09/2018: An assailant threw an incendiary device at the Federal News Agency (FAN) office in Saint Petersburg, Russia. There were no reported casualties. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Federal News Agency (FAN)
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Russia
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
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A Molotov cocktail 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
Unknown 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
"Media outlet linked to man charged by US hit by arson attack,", October 9, 2018.
"Infamous St. Petersburg ‘Troll Factory’ Set on Fire,", October 9, 2018.
"Russian troll farm hit in arson attack," The Hill, October 9, 2018.