Incident Summary:

12/24/2008: On Wednesday, the Dutch Animal Liberation Front claimed responsibility for setting two cars on fire in Wassenaar, Hague, Netherlands. The cars were owned by a senior stock exchange official for Euronext Stock Exchange. The company trades shares for the British company Huntingdon Life Sciences, which is the suspected reason behind the attack. No casualties were reported.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

South Holland


Location Details:
The attack took place in Wessenaar, Hague, Netherlands.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Euronext Stock Exchange
Specific Description Two cars owned by a senior stock exchange official for Euronext Stock Exchange
Nationality of Target Netherlands
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
Arson 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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) Europe Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
Dutch News, "Animal Groups Claims Car Arson Attacks," (December 29, 2008).
Radio Netherlands, "Animal Rights Activists Claim Car Arson," (December 29, 2008).