Incident Summary:

11/03/2014: Assailants opened fire on Rasoul Al-Musawi outside of an Islamic prayer center in Bankstown area, New South Wales state, Australia. Musawi, a Shia religious leader, was wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, people chanting pro-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) statements drove by the center just before the shooting.




Australasia & Oceania

region/u.s. state:

New South Wales


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Greenacre neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Husainiyah Nabi Akram
Specific Description Shiite Cleric: Rasoul al-Mousawi
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Pellets were 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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Religious leader shot outside Islamic centre in Greenacre following threats," Melbourne Age, November 3, 2014.
"Drive-by shooting in Sydney influenced by Islamic State, Abbott says,", November 4, 2014.