Incident Summary:

03/22/2017: Assailants set fire to Zion Lutheran Church in Nome, North Dakota, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources noted that the church was recently purchased by a white supremacist, identified as Craig Cobb.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

North Dakota


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Residence of Civilian: Craig Cobb
Nationality of Target United States
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
"Church owned by white supremacist set on fire in ND," WIS-TV, April 7, 2017."
"Fire destroys church owned by white supremacist in North Dakota,", March 23, 2017."