Incident Summary:

06/28/2016: Assailants threw a petrol bomb at Thornlie Mosque in Perth, Western Australia state, Australia. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Australasia & Oceania

region/u.s. state:

Western Australia


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Thornlie Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Australia
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
Anti-Muslim extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
"Firebomb explodes outside Perth mosque as hundreds pray," Al Jazeera, June 29, 2016.
"Australian Mosque Targeted With Fire Bomb," Outlook India, June 29, 2016.
"Suspected car bomb detonated outside Perth mosque as hundreds pray inside; No one injured in attack, which included anti-Islamic graffiti being sprayed on the fence outside the mosque in Thornlie in Perth's southern suburbs," The Guardian (London), June 28, 2016.