Incident Summary:

06/19/2017: An assailant drove a van into Muslim pedestrians outside the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park area, London, England, United Kingdom. At least one person was killed and 11 people were injured in the attack. After exiting his vehicle, the assailant was beaten and detained by a crowd until police arrived. Darren Osborne claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that he was going to kill Muslims. Osborne also stated that he carried out the attack in retaliation for the terrorist attacks at London Bridge on June 3, 2017.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Finsbury Park area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Muslim Civilians
Nationality of Target United Kingdom
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Weapon Details
A Luton van 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
Additional Information The victims included Makram Ali. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Muslim extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Finsbury Park attack: What we know so far," BBC, June 19, 2017.
"Man died of injuries in van attack on Muslims in London," The Nation Pakistan, June 22, 2017.
"Finsbury Park mosque attack: two victims in critical care; Police change information on those injured in mosque attack," The Guardian (London), June 21, 2017.