Incident Summary:

02/26/2009: On Thursday morning, in Sodertalje, Stockholm, Sweden assailants set fire to four supermarkets. An Ica, Tempo, and one Willy's supermarket were destroyed and extensive damage was caused to another Willy's supermarket. No casualties were reported in the incident. Global Intifada claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incidents took place at four supermarkets in Sodertalje. An Ica, Tempo, and two Willy's supermarkets in the area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description Ica, Tempo, and two Willy's supermarkets were the targets.
Nationality of Target Sweden
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Weapon Details
Unknown weapons 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
Global Intifada Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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 Unknown
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Associated Press Worldstream, "Four Supermarkets Set Ablaze in Sweden Arson Attacks," Associated Press Worldstream, February 26, 2009
National Counterterrorism Center, "Three Supermarkets Destroyed, One Other Damaged in Arson Attack by Global Intifada in Sodertalje, Stockholm, Sweden," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (December 23, 2009).