Incident Summary:

07/01/2013: Two assailants planted three pressure cooker explosive devices outside the parliament building in Victoria, British Columbia province, Canada. The devices were targeting the crowds gathered there for Canada Day celebrations. Police seized the devices and arrested two civilians, John Stuart Nuttall and Amanda Korody, for the incident.




North America

region/u.s. state:

British Columbia


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Canada Day Celebrations
Nationality of Target Canada
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Three homemade pressure-cooker bombs 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
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
"Two people charged in plot to bomb Canada Day event," Reuters, July 4, 2013.
"2 charged in British Columbia in Canada Day bomb plot," UPI, July 2, 2013.
"Canadian police say they foiled al Qaeda-inspired bomb plot," Reuters UK, July 2, 2013.