Incident Summary:

04/08/2006: The mobile phone shop of former Shapelle Corby backer Ron Bakir was firebombed at 6:00 a.m. when a man bashed the glass doors of the shop with a rock before dropping a cigarette into a canister of fuel on the footpath outside in Broadbeach, Australia. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Australasia & Oceania

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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 Business of Broadbeach
Specific Description Mobile phone shop of Ron Bakir in Broadbeach
Nationality of Target Australia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
The fire was caused by a plastic container of fuel and lit with a cigarette.
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
Additional Information No one was in the store at the time. Ron Bakir could not suggest a potential reason for this attack. He had previously praised people of the Gold Coast for ignoring calls to join race riots.
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 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
Weston, Paul, “Firebomb raid on Corby's ex-backer,” The Sunday Mail (Australia), April 09, 2006.
“Quick News,” Sunday Tasmanian (Australia), April 09, 2006.
“Attack mystifies Bakir,” Northern Territory News (Australia), April 09, 2006.