Incident Summary:

09/23/2014: An assailant stabbed two police officers in Melbourne city, Victoria state, Australia. Authorities shot and killed the assailant and the two police officers were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to an individual, identified as Abdul Numan Haider.

GTD ID:
201409230034

When:
2014-09-23

Country:
Australia

Region:
Australasia & Oceania

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Victoria

City:
Melbourne

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Australian Federal Police (AFP)
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Australia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
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
Jihadi-inspired extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"ISIS Lieutenant Emerges From Australian Red-Light District," The New York Times, September 26, 2014."
"Australian 'terror suspect' killed by police," Al Jazeera, September 24, 2014."
"IS claims it ordered knife attack," NEWS.com.au, November 22, 2014."