Incident Summary:

04/16/2014: Assailants attempted to set a Lutheran Church on fire in Akureyri city, Northeast constituency, Iceland. No one was injured in the attack; however, the building was damaged. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201404160092

When:
2014-04-16

Country:
Iceland

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nordhurland Eystra

City:
Akureyri

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Lutheran Church
Nationality of Target Iceland
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
Weapon Details
Rags or paper were shoved under the doors and ignited, and a sprayed flammable material 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
Unknown No
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
"Fire laid in Akureyi," Ruv, April 17, 2014.
""Organised Attack" On Church In Akureyri," Rekjavik Grapevine, April 17, 2014.