Incident Summary:

10/07/2015: Three assailants attempted to set a refugee center on fire in Lammi city, Western Finland province, Finland. No one was injured and the center was lightly damaged in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Western Finland


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Finnish Red Cross (IFRC)
Specific Description Refugee Reception Center
Nationality of Target
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 Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A petrol bomb was 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 3
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
"Refugees centre comes under arson attack at Lammi," Finland Times, October 8, 2015.
"Finnish Police Increase Patrols After Petrol Bomb Attack Against Refugee Housing,", October 7, 2015.
"Finnish PM condemns attempted arson attack on refugee center," Xinhua General News Service, October 7, 2015.