Incident Summary:

09/03/2013: An explosive device was discovered and defused at The Prayer Chapel in Coos Bay, Oregon, United States. Veterans United for Non-Religious Memorials claimed responsibility for the incident

GTD ID:
201309030050

When:
2013-09-03

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Oregon

City:
Coos Bay

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity The Prayer Chapel
Specific Description Chapel
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
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
Veterans United for Non-Religious Memorials Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
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
Sources
"Investigation Continues on Coos Bay IEDs," KDRV.com, September 20, 2013.
"Explosion at Mingus Park memorial prompts investigation," Coos Bay World, August 23, 2013.
"Letter claims responsibility for bombings, threatens further violence," TheWorldlink.com, September 11, 2013.