Incident Summary:

10/25/2008: On Saturday night at 0430, unknown arsonists threw several Molotov cocktails through the door and window of a Kurdish club on Jurekgasse Street in Rudolfsheim-Fuenfhaus 15th district of Vienna, Vienna (Wien) province, Austria. The incendiary devices went out before the firefighters arrived on the premises and therefore caused no casualties and only minimal damage to the Kurdish club. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.

GTD ID:
200810250014

When:
2008-10-25

Country:
Austria

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Vienna

City:
Vienna

Location Details:
The arson attack took place at a Kurdish club on Jurekgasse Street in Rudolfsheim-Fuenfhaus 15th district of Vienna, Vienna (Wien) province, Austria.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description A Kurdish club
Nationality of Target Turkey
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 Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Several Molotov cocktails were used in the arson 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
"Die Presse, "Series of Attacks on Turkish, Kurdish Facilities Continues," World News Connection, Die Presse, October 27, 2008."
"Associated Press Worldstream, "Arsonists Target Kurdish Club in Vienna," Lexis Nexis, Associated Press Worldstream, October 25, 2008."