Terrorism in Bulgaria

The risk of terrorist attacks in Bulgaria over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 9 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 8 people have been killed and 31 injured.



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Most frequent attack targets in Bulgaria

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Government3000
Private citizens1100
Tourists17300
Business1000
Journalists & Media1000
Religious institutions1000
NGO1010


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Blagoevgrad2100
Sofia2000
Grad Sofia2010
Burgas17300
Haskovo1000
Plovdiv1000


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.