Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Sophia, Bulgaria--16 April 1925

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 26 November 2017

Date: 16 April 1925

Location: Sophia, Bulgaria

Type of event: terrorism


A crowded cathedral was bombed in Sophia, Bulgaria, during a funeral for a government official. The bombing, at the Sveta Nedelya Cathedral, was apparently intended to kill the Bulgarian king who nonetheless survived. The premier and war minister were among those killed. Bulgarian authorities concluded that the bombing was conducted by Communists supported by the Soviet Union, and many Communists were arrested and executed (reportedly at least 6,000 and 400, respectively) for the bombing.

Consequences: 160 killed, 500 injured


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