Incident Summary:

02/07/2014: Assailants set fire to a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant in Upper Hutt city, Wellington region, New Zealand. There were no injuries in the attack; however, the building was badly damaged by the fire. The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) claimed responsibility for the incident in a post online.



New Zealand

Australasia & Oceania

region/u.s. state:


Upper Hutt

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity KFC
Specific Description Restaurant
Nationality of Target New Zealand
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 Arson/Fire
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
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"Upper Hutt KFC damaged in fire," Newstalk ZB, February 7, 2014.
"KFC Damaged in Fire," Animal Liberation, February 10, 2014.