Incident Summary:

06/29/2017: An assailant attempted to use his vehicle to run over civilians outside a mosque in Creteil, Ile-de-France, France. The vehicle was unable to break through the barriers and the assailant fled in the vehicle. An unidentified individual claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attacks.




Western Europe

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Muslim Civilians
Nationality of Target France
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
An SUV 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
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 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 mosque: Driver arrested after attempting to ram crowd,", June 30, 2017.
"Driver arrested after trying to ram a car into crowd of people outside Paris mosque," The Telegraph, June 30, 2017.
"Paris man attempts to ram car into crowd outside mosque in Creteil suburb," Deutsche Welle, June 29, 2017.