Incident Summary:

12/28/2016: Assailants set fire to a building that was planned to house a mosque in Culemborg, Gelderland, Netherlands. There were no casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to right-wing extremists.

GTD ID:
201612280048

When:
2016-12-28

Country:
Netherlands

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Gelderland

City:
Culemborg

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 Planned Mosque
Nationality of Target Netherlands
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
Right-wing extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
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
"Arson attack targets planned mosque building in Culemborg, Netherlands," Enews.Shafaqna.com, January 1, 2017."
"Mosque site, five cars set alight in Culemborg," NL Times, December 29, 2016."
"Police suspect arson at mosque fire in Netherlands," Rasa News Agency, December 29, 2016."