Incident Summary:

09/22/1998: The Darwin office of Australia's largest uranium miner was badly damaged in a firebomb attack. Three petrol-filled Molotov cocktails were found at the suburban office of Energy Resources Australia after the fire, which caused damaged estimated at $100,000. No one was injured or killed, and no group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Australasia & Oceania

region/u.s. state:

Northern Territory

Kakudu National Park

Location Details:
This incident occurred at the Kakadu National Park.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Energy Resources Australia
Specific Description Jabiluka mine
Nationality of Target Australia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $100,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Three petrol-filled Molotov cocktails were found at the scene.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Firebomb wrecks uranium mine office,” The Australian, September 22, 1998.
“Mine Site Owner in Crossfire,” The Age, September 22, 1998.
“Bombs Fail to Win Support for Cause,” The Australian, September 22, 1998.