Incident Summary:

10/02/2015: An assailant opened fire on a civilian police employee outside a police headquarters in Parramatta city, Sydney region, New South Wales province, Australia. The civilian employee, Curtis Cheng, and the assailant were killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources identified the attacker as Farad Jabar Khalil Mohammad.




Australasia & Oceania

region/u.s. state:

New South Wales


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 Civilian Police Employee
Nationality of Target Australia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Teenage terrorist Farhad Jabar spoke with Islamic State recruiter Neil Prakash,", October 14, 2015."
"Sydney shooter described as quiet boy who nobody noticed," dpa-AFX International ProFeed, October 4, 2015."