Incident Summary:

09/10/2016: An assailant stabbed and injured Wayne Greenhalg, a civilian, in Minto, New South Wales, Australia. Ihsas Khan claimed responsibility for the incident, and authorities suspected that the attack was inspired by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

GTD ID:
201609100025

When:
2016-09-10

Country:
Australia

Region:
Australasia & Oceania

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

New South Wales

City:
Minto

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Wayne Greenhalg
Nationality of Target Australia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A hunting knife 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: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Terrorism-inspired stabbing: Ihsas Khan made 'extensive admissions' to police, court hears," Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News, November 24, 2016."
"ISIS-inspired Australian stabber charged with terrorism, attempted murder," Jerusalem Post, September 11, 2016."
"Australia: Sydney stabbing: Alleged terror attacker inspired by IS, police say," ABC Online, September 11, 2016."