Incident Summary:

04/19/2015: An assailant shot and killed a civilian, Aurelie Chatelain, in Villejuif area, Paris, Ile-de-France region, France. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, police arrested the assailant identified as Sid Ahmed Ghlam who was also on his way to attack several churches throughout Paris.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Villejuif neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Aurelie Chatelain
Nationality of Target France
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Churches
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Kalashnikovs 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
Jihadi-inspired extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Attacks in France since Charlie Hebdo slayings," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, January 7, 2016.
"Aurelie Chatelain: The forgotten victim of France's terror attacks," The Independent, January 6, 2016.
"French-language Islamic bulletin for 17-23 November 2016," Summary, November 25, 2016.