Incident Summary:

04/13/2017: Assailants threw an incendiary device at the campaign headquarters of Marine Le Pen, the National Front (FN) presidential candidate, in Paris, France. There were no reported casualties. Fight Xenophobia claimed responsibility for the incident.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, in the 8th arrondissement.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity National Front (FN)
Specific Description Campaign Headquarters of Candidate: Marine Le Pen
Nationality of Target France
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 Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A petrol bomb was used in the attack.
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
Fight Xenophobia Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
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
"Paris - Arson bid hits campaign HQ of France's Le Pen," AFP (North European Service), April 13, 2017.
"Petrol bomb thrown at party HQ," The Herald (Glasgow), April 14, 2017.
"Le Pen campaign HQ in Paris targeted by arson attack," France24, April 13, 2017.