Incident Summary:

03/24/2002: Four people suffered minor injuries when a home-made explosive device detonated inside a Muslim butcher shop (Boucherie Ennasr) in Lille, France. Local authorities stated that the device consisted of a motorcycle battery attached to a charge, which was placed under one of the baby strollers inside the store. Three civilians, including a baby, were hit by flying glass and one individual was slightly burned. No deaths were reported. No one claimed responsibility for the attack. French investigators speculated that the attack may have been a form of extortion or part of a vendetta.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Boucherie Ennasr
Specific Description Butcher Shop in Lille, France
Nationality of Target France
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Indiscriminate civilians inside a Muslim butcher shop (Boucherie Ennasr) in Lille, France
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A home-made explosive device consisting of a motorcycle battery hooked up to a charge, hidden under a baby stroller, was used in the attack
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 / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“Explosion Injures Four People at Muslim Butcher Shop,” Associated Press Worldstream, March 24, 2002.
“Bomb Explodes In Halal Butcher Shop in Northern France,” Agence France Presse, March 24, 2002.