Incident Summary:

10/03/2016: Assailants set fire to the Belmont Baptist Church in Belmont, Nebraska, United States. There were no reported casualties. This was one of two arson attacks targeting the church on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Belmont neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Belmont Baptist Church
Specific Description Church
Nationality of Target United States
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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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
"Belmont Baptist holds service a week after arson attack," Channel 8 Eyewitness News, October 9, 2016.
"Community rallies around Belmont Baptist after arson attacks," Channel 8 Eyewitness News, October 4, 2016.
"Arson suspected in fire that gutted Lincoln church," Lincoln Journal Star, October 3, 2016.