Incident Summary:

02/18/2016: Two assailants attacked Jalal Uddin with a hammer in Rochdale, England, United Kingdom. Uddin, an imam, was killed in the attack. Mohammed Syeedy and Mohammed Abdul Kadir claimed responsibility for the incident and while the specific motive is unknown sources noted that authorities discovered Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) propaganda on Syeedy's mobile phone.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Imam: Jalal Uddin
Nationality of Target Great Britain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Blunt Object
Weapon Details
A hammer 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
Jihadi-inspired extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"IS attacked Britain - and nobody noticed," Middle East Eye, March 6, 2017.
"Jalal Uddin murder trial: Prosecution case comes to end," Manchester Evening News, September 2, 2016.
"Washington: The 2016 Timeline of Islamic Terror," US Official News, December 26, 2016.