Incident Summary:

01/25/2010: On Monday night at 0200, the home of Mullah Krekar, a Kurdish cleric who helped found the militant Islamist group Ansar al-Islam, was targeted by unknown gunmen in the Toyen district in Oslo, Norway. Shots were fired through a window, on the fifth floor while several people were at his home, wounding one man. After shots were fired, two men were seen running from the scene. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in the Toyen district of Oslo.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity
Specific Description The target of the attack was Mullah Krekar.
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Walter Gibbs, The New York Times, "Shots Fired at Oslo Home of Kurdish Cleric," (January 25, 2010).
Jane’s Intelligence, “Unidentified Militants Attack Suspected Senior Ansar Al-Islam Cleric in Norway,” Terrorism Watch Report, January 26, 2010.
Al Jazeera, "Kurdish Cleric Fired at in Norway," (January 25, 2010).