Incident Summary:

10/22/2020: An explosive device detonated targeting a municipal building along Via Venezia in Quartu Sant'Elena, Sardinia, Italy. No casualties were reported, though the building was damaged in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:


Quartu Sant'Elena

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Via Venezia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Quartu Sant'Elena
Specific Description Town Hall
Nationality of Target Italy
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
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade explosive device 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 location was the target of a previous attack in May 2015.
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
"Bomb hits Sardinian town ahead of poll (3)," ANSA English Corporate Service, October 22, 2020.