Incident Summary:

03/05/2020: A letter bomb was delivered to Paolo Giachini at his residence in Aurelio, Rome, Italy. Giachini, the former attorney of Erich Priebke, was not harmed and there were no reported casualties as the device did not explode. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Anarchists.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Aurelio neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Lawyer: Paolo Giachini
Nationality of Target Italy
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
A small wooden box containing gunpowder and mailed in a padded envelope 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
Additional Information This incident was one of 11 letter bomb attacks across Italy between March 1, 2020 and March 16, 2020.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anarchists 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
"Italian police probing another package bomb," La Stampa, March 20, 2020.
"Italian daily notes growing number of letter bombs," Corriere della Sera, March 13, 2020.
"Italian anarchists probed over letter bomb in Rome," La Stampa, March 11, 2020.