Incident Summary:

02/21/2016: Assailants set fire to the Denya Mosque in Denya, Nicosia district, Cyprus. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201602210035

When:
2016-02-21

Country:
Cyprus

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nicosia

City:
Denya

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Denya Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Cyprus
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 Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Flammable liquid 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 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
"Turkey condemns arson attack on mosque in Greek Cyprus," Turkish Daily, February 23, 2016.
"Arson attack staged on mosque in Greek Cyprus, leaders condemn assault," Turkish Daily, February 22, 2016.
"Cyprus' Christian, Muslim leaders decry mosque arson attempt," Mail.com, February 22, 2016.