Incident Summary:

04/19/2017: Assailants set fire to the Islam Care Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Anti-Muslim extremists claimed responsibility for the incident in a letter left at the scene.

GTD ID:
201704190055

When:
2017-04-19

Country:
Canada

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ontario

City:
Ottawa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Islam Care Centre
Specific Description Building
Nationality of Target Canada
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
Anti-Muslim extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
"“The glass came through in our prayer space:” Islam Care Centre targeted three times in two weeks," Metro Canada, April 26, 2017."
"Second arson attack in one week at Islam Care Centre on Somerset St.," CTV News, April 19, 2017."