Incident Summary:

"10/10/2001: An unidentified gunman shot and killed Luc Ethier, a Canadian engineer, and wounded his wife in Fahaheel, Al Ahmadi Governorate, Kuwait. The gunman fled after the attack, shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest). Ethier worked at the United States Ahmad al-Jaber air force base in Kuwait. No group claimed responsibility for the incident and specific motive is unknown."

GTD ID:
200110100005

When:
2001-10-10

Country:
Kuwait

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ahmadi

City:
Fahaheel

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Fahaheel, 12 miles from Kuwait city

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Luc Ethier, a Canadian civilian, and his Filipino spouse
Nationality of Target Canada
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Six bullets were fired from a pistol
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"David Graves, "US air base engineer murdered by gunman," The Telegraph, October 12, 2001."
"Killer of Canadian in Kuwait shouted "Allahu Akbar"," Agence France Presse, October 11, 2001."