Incident Summary:

10/24/2008: On Friday night, unknown arsonists threw incendiary devices at a Kurdish club in Vienna-Fuenfhaus, Australia. No casualties were reported and no claim of responsibility for the arson attack was made.

GTD ID:
200810240007

When:
2008-10-24

Country:
Austria

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Vienna

City:
Vienna

Location Details:
The Kurdish club is located in the Fuenfhaus district of Vienna.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description Arsonists targeted a Kurdish night club.
Nationality of Target Austria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
An unknown incendiary device 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 / 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
"Associated Press Worldstream, "Arsonists Target Kurdish Club in Vienna," LexisNexis Academic, Associated Press Worldstream, October 25, 2008."
"Die Presse, "Series of Attacks on Turkish, Kurdish Facilities Continues," World News Connection, Die Presse, October 27, 2008."