Incident Summary:

07/25/2017: An assailant armed with a knife attacked officers at a border police post in Melilla, Spain. One officer was injured. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201707250015

When:
2017-07-25

Country:
Spain

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Melilla

City:
Melilla

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Civil Guard
Specific Description Border Police Post
Nationality of Target Spain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A knife 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
Unknown No
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
Sources
"Madrid - Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' in Spain knife attack," AFP (North European Service), July 25, 2017."
"Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' in Spain knife attack," Expatica Spain, July 26, 2017."
"SPAIN BORDER - Knife-wielding man attacks police officer at Spanish-Moroccan border crossing," EFE, July 25, 2017."