Incident Summary:

11/30/2012: A small incendiary device exploded at the entrance of a Social Security Administration building in Casa Grande, Arizona, United States. No one was injured in the blast, although the building was slightly damaged. An Iraqi civilian, Abdullatif Ali Aldosary, was taken into custody in connection with the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Casa Grande

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Social Security Administration
Specific Description Building
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
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A firebomb containing a mixture of flammable 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
Iraqi extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"UPDATE 2-Suspect in custody in firebombing of Arizona federal building," Reuters News, November 30, 2012.
"No injuries following small explosion outside Social Security office in southern Arizona town," Associated Press Newswires, November 30, 2012.
"Source: Man held after blast outside Social Security building in Arizona," CNN Wire, November 30, 2012.