Incident Summary:

05/28/2015: Assailants set fire to a vehicle owned by the spouse of that Mayor of Ceret in Ceret, Languedoc - Roussillon, France. There were no casualties in the attack; however, the vehicle was destroyed in the fire. Animal Liberation Front (ALF) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201505280097

When:
2015-05-28

Country:
France

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Languedoc-Roussillon

City:
Ceret

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Ceret
Specific Description Car of Wife of Mayor
Nationality of Target France
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?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
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
"Ceret (P.-O.): the car of the wife of Mayor destroyed by fire," L'Independant, May 28, 2015.
"ALF militants set fire to mayor's wife's vehicle in France's Pyrenees-Orientales," IHS Jane's 360, June 21, 2015.