Incident Summary:

03/24/2017: Assailants set fire to a tent at an asylum seekers' protest camp in Helsinki, Finland. One person was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201703240013

When:
2017-03-24

Country:
Finland

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Uusimaa

City:
Helsinki

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Refugee Protest Camp
Nationality of Target Finland
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 / 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
Sources
"Tent at asylum seekers' camp in Helsinki set alight, injuring one," Xinhua General News Service, March 24, 2017."
"Finnish Police Probe Possible Arson Attack at Asylum Seekers' Camp," YLE.fi, March 24, 2017."