Incident Summary:

12/16/2016: Assailants set fire to a Muslim prayer hall in Chateau-Thierry, Hauts-de-France, France. The prayer hall was damaged in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201612160023

When:
2016-12-16

Country:
France

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Hauts-de-France

City:
Chateau-Thierry

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Prayer Hall
Nationality of Target France
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
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
Sources
"Vile arsonists use 'flaming' Korans to set fire to women-only Muslim prayer hall in Paris," Brief Report.co.uk, December 19, 2016."
"FRANCE - Arson attack on Muslim prayer hall in eastern France," RFI (English), December 18, 2016."
"Arson attack on Muslim prayer hall in eastern France," News EasyBranches.com, December 18, 2016."