Incident Summary:

11/04/2007: Unknown perpetrators committed an arson attack on the Mustafa Kemal Ataturk cultural center in Vienna, Austria. No one was injured and no one claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
200711040002

When:
2007-11-04

Country:
Austria

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Vienna

City:
Vienna

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Cultural Center
Specific Description Building
Nationality of Target Austria
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
Weapon Details
The perpetrators threw a beer bottle through a window that caught a Turkish flag and blinds on fire. Authorities did not think it was a Molotov cocktail.
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
Sources
"Austrian police fear escalation of incidents between Turks, Kurds," BBC Monitoring Europe - Political, November6, 2007."