Incident Summary:

02/04/2010: On Thursday night, in Queens Park, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, armed assailants fired upon a mosque, damaging the mosque but causing no casualties. No group claimed responsibility, although authorities believed Combat 18 was responsible.

GTD ID:
201002040023

When:
2010-02-04

Country:
Australia

Region:
Australasia & Oceania

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Western Australia

City:
Perth

Location Details:
The attack took place at a mosque in Queens Park, Perth.

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 The target was a mosque.
Nationality of Target Australia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
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
Combat 18 (suspected) 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
Sources
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Mosque Damaged in Armed Attack by Suspected Combat 18 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, July 9, 2010.
ABC Premium News, "Shots Fired at Mosque," LexisNexis Academic, ABC News, February 10, 2010.
West Australian, "Police Probe Mosque Attack," LexisNexis Academic, West Australian, February 11, 2010.