Incident Summary:

11/27/2015: An assailant threw an explosive device at the Finsbury Park Mosque in Finsbury Park, London, England, United Kingdom. There were no reported casualties or damages. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Finsbury Park area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Finsbury Park Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Great Britain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade explosive containing five liters of fuel in a jerry can 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
Anti-Muslim extremists (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
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
"Arsonist targets Abu Hamza's former mosque with PETROL BOMB in 'Paris revenge attack'," Scottish Daily Express, November 30, 2015.
"Mosque targeted in suspected arson attack," The Independent (London), November 30, 2015.
"Attempt to burn down prominent London mosque a 'terrorist attack'," Middle East Eye, November 29, 2015.