Incident Summary:

03/09/2020: A letter bomb was delivered to a 54-year old man that works as a concierge at his residence in Palombara Sabina, Lazio, Italy. There were no reported casualties as the device was defused. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack Anarchists.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:


Palombara Sabina

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Concierge
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.