Incident Summary:

05/12/2002: A suspected Neo-Nazi organization targeted the regional headquarters of the charity organization, Secours Populaire, in Toulouse, France. The site had been vandalized in previous days with Neo-Nazi graffiti as well as some damage to the exterior fence. The local fire department successfully contained the fire and prevented the building from being seriously damaged. An anti-immigrant note was nailed to the gate of surrounding Secours Populaire’s building indicating that the attackers were Nazi skinheads.

GTD ID:
200205120004

When:
2002-05-12

Country:
France

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Midi-Pyrenees

City:
Toulouse

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity French Charity Organization
Specific Description Secours Populaire regional headquarters in Toulouse
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Neo-Nazi extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
Sources
"“French charity target of arson attack, "neo-Nazi" graffiti,” France Info Radio, May 13, 2002."