Incident Summary:

12/31/2008: On Wednesday afternoon, at 1520 hours, two Israelis working in a mall, Rosengirdscentret Center, in Odense, Fyn, Denmark were shot by suspected Palestinian Authority Arab militants. The two were wounded, one receiving injury to the leg, and the other to the shoulder from gunfire. The militants escaped in a black Audi sedan, which police later found at a nearby college. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The shooting occurred in the Rosengirdscentret Center, a shopping mall in Odense.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Two civilians
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms were 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 / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
ABC News, "Two Israelies Injured in Danish Mall Shooting," LexisNexis Academic, ABC News, January 1, 2009.
Hana levi Julian, "Two Israelis Shot by Palestinian Authority Terrorists in Denmark," Militant Islam Monitor, (December 31, 2008).