Incident Summary:

05/18/2014: Assailants set fire to two vehicles on Queen street in Woollahra neighborhood, Sydney city, New South Wales state, Australia. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of two coordinated attacks carried out by the Informal Anarchist Federation in Woollahra neighborhood on May 18, 2014. The Informal Anarchist Federation claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the attack was carried out in retaliation to injustice.




Australasia & Oceania

region/u.s. state:

New South Wales


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Woollahra neighborhood of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Luxury Vehicles
Nationality of Target Australia
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Informal Anarchist Federation 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
"Luxury cars destroyed in random attacks in Woollahra," The Daily Telegraph (Australia), May 19, 2014.
"FAI militants set fire to three vehicles in Australia's New South Wales.," Jane's, June 10, 2014.
"Sydney : 3 Luxury Cars Torched By FAI/IRF (Australia)," 325, May 19, 2014.