Incident Summary:

07/12/2017: Assailants set fire to a residence housing unaccompanied refugee children in Skoghall, Varmland, Sweden. Two people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201707120017

When:
2017-07-12

Country:
Sweden

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Varmland

City:
Skoghall

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Home for Lone Refugee Children
Nationality of Target Sweden
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Swedish police investigate fire at centre for refugee children," The Local Sweden, July 13, 2017."
"Swedish Police Investigating Fire at Home for Unaccompanied Refugee Children," The Local, July 13, 2017."