Incident Summary:

10/30/2019: An assailant set fire to a mink farm along Stibyvagen road in Solvesborg, Blekinge, Sweden. There were no reported casualties in the attack, but there was significant damage to buildings on the farm. The Eco-fascist cell of the Base Movement claimed responsibility for the incident and stated "we take real-world action and put a tangible effort into the progress of our cause." A Swedish Animal Rights militia also claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack took place in the town of Solvesborg, which is home to "animal abusers and extreme racists." The group also issued a warning to all fur farmers in Scandinavia.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Stibyvagen road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mink Farm
Nationality of Target Sweden
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Base Movement Eco-fascist cell Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Swedish Animal Rights Militia Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
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
"'Eco-fascist' Arm of Neo-Nazi Terror Group, The Base, Linked to Swedish Arson," VICE News, January 29, 2020.
"Mink farm on fire tonight," Sydostran, October 30, 2019.