Incident Summary:

08/12/2012: Assailants threw an explosive device containing acid and other chemicals at the College Preparatory School of America, an Islamic school, in Lombard, Illinois, United States. There were no casualties or property damage reported in this incident. No group claimed responsibility for this attack.



United States

North America

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity College Preparatory School of America
Specific Description Islamic School
Nationality of Target United States
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
Chemical Explosive
Weapon Details
A thrown homemade bomb containing acid and other chemicals 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
"Police in suburban Chicago probing attack on Islamic school," Reuters News, August 13, 2012.
"Air rifle shots fired at mosque north of Chicago," The Associated Press State & Local Wire, August 11, 2012.
"Homemade bomb goes off outside Muslim school," Chicago Daily Herald, August 14, 2012.