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).




Australasia & Oceania

region/u.s. state:

New South Wales


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
Ransom 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
"ISIS-inspired Australian stabber charged with terrorism, attempted murder," Jerusalem Post, September 11, 2016.
"Terrorism-inspired stabbing: Ihsas Khan made 'extensive admissions' to police, court hears," Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News, November 24, 2016.
"Australia: Sydney stabbing: Alleged terror attacker inspired by IS, police say," ABC Online, September 11, 2016.