01/05/2009: On Monday, in Toulouse, France, a car that was set on fire with petrol bombs was pushed into the door of the a synagogue. About a dozen people were inside the synagogue at the time but nobody was hurt and the building only suffered slight damage. Police found unexploded petrol bombs inside a second car, which did not catch on fire. No motive was reported and no group claimed responsibility.
The attack took place in Toulouse.
|Type of Attack ()
|Successful Attack? ()
Target Information ()
|Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions|
|Name of Entity
||The synagogue was the target.|
|Nationality of Target
|Extent of Property Damage
||Minor (likely < $1 million)|
|Value of Property Damage
||Gasoline or Alcohol
|A vehicle was set on fire and used in the attack. Unexploded petrol bombs were intended for the attack as well.|
|Part of Multiple Incident?||No|
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|Criterion 2 ()
|Criterion 3 ()
|Doubt Terrorism Proper ()
Perpetrator Group Information
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|Number of Captured Perpetrators
|Total Number of Casualties
||0 Fatalities / 0 Injured|
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|Number of U.S. Injured
|Number of Perpetrators Injured
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|"Expatica, "Two Teenagers Over French Synagogue Attack," http://www.expatica.com/fr/news/local_news/Two-teenagers-charged-over-French-synagogue-attack-_48878.html (January 22, 2009)."
|"BBC Monitoring, "Petrol Bombs Hit French Synagogue," BBC Monitoring, Janurary 12, 2009."