Incident Summary:

08/02/2017: Assailants set fire to the Corpus Christi church near Guty, Moravia-Silesia, Czech Republic. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, at least three two people were arrested in connection with the incident.



Czech Republic

Eastern Europe

region/u.s. state:


Near Guty

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Corpus Christi Church
Specific Description Church
Nationality of Target Czech Republic
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
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
"Two men accused of burning down Czech church taken into custody," Prague Monitor, August 7, 2017.
"Police detain two suspects of setting Czech church on fire," Prague Monitor, August 4, 2017.