Incident Summary:

11/14/2015: Assailants set fire to Al-Salaam Mosque in Peterborough city, Ontario province, Canada. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201511140036

When:
2015-11-14

Country:
Canada

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ontario

City:
Peterborough

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Al-Salaam Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Canada
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Unknown No
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
"Peterborough mosque set ablaze in suspected hate crime," CBC, November 15, 2015."
"Fire marshal investigating after mosque set on fire in Peterborough," CTV News, November 15, 2015."
"Peterborough synagogue welcomes Muslims displaced by mosque arson," CBC, November 27, 2015."