Incident Summary:

10/08/2009: On Thursday night at 0100, in Market Street in Condell park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, an improvised explosive device placed on the hood of a car detonated, smashing the windows of two townhouses and destroying the vehicle. Investigator Mark Smith says it is not clear if the device was intended for the vehicle or the townhouses 10-15 meters away. No group claimed responsibility.




Australasia & Oceania

region/u.s. state:

New South Wales

Condell Park

Location Details:
The explosive was placed on the hood of a car on Market Street at Condell Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A civilian vehicle was targeted in the attack.
Nationality of Target Australia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Sticky Bomb
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device placed on the hood of a car 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 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
Abc. Net,"Car, Houses Damaged by Homemade Bomb," 8, 2009).
Australian Associated Press,"Highlights of the AAP National Wire at 14:30, October Eight," LexisNexis Academic, Australian Associated Press, October 8, 2009