Incident Summary:

"06/03/2017: A female assailant wearing an Islamic State bandana and shouting "Allahu Akbar" attempted to assault customers and employees with a golf club and knife in a Canadian Tire store in Toronto, Canada. One employee was injured in the attack. Police arrested Rehab Dughmosh in connection with the attack and charged her with multiple terrorism related offenses. At her trial, Dughmosh pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)."




North America

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
Specific Description Store
Nationality of Target Canada
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Melee Blunt Object
Weapon Details
A knife and a golf club were 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jihadi-inspired extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"Woman who pledged allegiance to ISIS after alleged Canadian Tire attack appears in court by video," CBC News, August 21, 2017."
"Woman facing terror charges forced to appear in court: 'You are all infidels'," CTV News, August 21, 2017."
"RCMP lays terror charges against woman accused of wielding a knife at Canadian Tire," The Hamilton Spectator, July 5, 2017."