Incident Summary:

02/20/2011: On Sunday morning, in The Hague, Zuid Holland, Netherlands, a fire was seen at the front door of the Libyan Consulate by a passer-by. Officials were notified and responded to the location. The fire was suppressed before any major damage could occur, although the door and front of the building were scorched black by the fire. The fire may be linked to news of civil unrest and attacks on civilians by the government occurring in Libya. No casualties were reported and no group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

South Holland

The Hague

Location Details:
The attack took place at the Libyan Consulate in The Hague, Zuid Holland, Netherlands.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Libyan Government
Specific Description The Libyan Consulate
Nationality of Target Libya
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
An unknown incendiary device 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
Aaron Gray-Block, "Dutch Police Suspect Arson in Libyan Consulate Fire," Reuters, February 20, 2011,
Hague Online, "Libyan Consulate Burns in The Hague," (February 21, 2011).