GTD ID:
197512210003

When:
1975-12-21

Country:
Austria

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Vienna

City:
Vienna

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity
Specific Description OPEC ministers meeting
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 35
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 0
Days of Kidnapping 2
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $60,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Automatic firearms
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
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 11 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 11
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources