Incident Summary:

05/24/2009: On Sunday afternoon around 1330, in an Indian religious temple of the Sikhs in Vienna, Austria, gunmen fired upon and injured nine people. An unknown number of perpetrators were arrested. No group claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200905240003

When:
2009-05-24

Country:
Austria

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Vienna

City:
Vienna

Location Details:
The attack took place in Vienna.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity
Specific Description Sikh religious temple
Nationality of Target Austria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
Agence France Presse, “Thirty Wounded by Gunfire at Sikh Temple in Vienna: Officials,” LexisNexis Academic, Agence France Presse, May 24, 2009
Reuters, “Gunmen Attack Indian Temple in Vienna,” Reuters, May 24, 2009,http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LO392057.htm.