Incident Summary:

08/10/2016: An assailant detonated an explosive device in a taxi in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada. The taxi driver was injured in the blast and the assailant was killed in an ensuing clash with police. The assailant, identified as Aaron Driver, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL); however, Driver's connection to ISIL could not be confirmed.




North America

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Taxi
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade 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
Jihadi-inspired extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Canada extremist Aaron Driver 'was planning attack'," BBC, August 12, 2016."
"'The police put my life in jeopardy': Cabbie talks about being caught in Aaron Driver standoff," Ottawa Citizen, August 17, 2016."
"BBC Monitoring: Terrorism Digest 11-12 August 2016," BBC Monitoring, August 12, 2016."