Incident Summary:

03/10/2020: A letter bomb delivered to 37-year old man detonated in Fabrica di Roma, Lazio, Italy. The mother of the intended target opened the letter and was injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of Anarchists.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:


Fabrica di Roma

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
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 (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Italian daily notes growing number of letter bombs," Corriere della Sera, March 13, 2020.