Incident Summary:

09/19/2012: Two assailants placed an explosive device in a kosher food store and threw a rock through its window in Sarcelles commune, 15 kilometers north of Paris, Ile-de-France region, France. Four people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to Muslim extremists.

GTD ID:
201209190018

When:
2012-09-19

Country:
France

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ile-de-France

City:
Sarcelles

Location Details:
15km north of Paris

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Kosher Grocery Store
Nationality of Target France
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Other
Weapon Details
A grenade and a rock 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
Additional Information The perpetrators were hooded and dressed completely in black.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Paris - French terror cell members sentenced over Jewish grocery attack," AFP (North European Service), June 23, 2017.
"Raid on ISIS suspect in the French Riviera," CNN, August 28, 2014.
"Report: 4 injured after explosion at kosher store," Associated Press Online, September 19, 2012.