GTD ID:
197409130003

When:
1974-09-13

Country:
Netherlands

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

South Holland

City:
The Hague

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity France
Specific Description French Embassy
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 11
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 0
Days of Kidnapping 5
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $2,500.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Pistols; Explosives
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Japanese Red Army (JRA) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources