GTD ID:
198109240003

When:
1981-09-24

Country:
France

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Paris

City:
Paris

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 Turkish Cultural Centre/Consulate (on Haussmann Blvd.)
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 50
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 14
Days of Kidnapping 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Handgun
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
Bombs; Pistols; Submachine gun; Grenades
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
Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured 2
Sources