Incident Summary:

08/05/2017: An assailant threw an explosive device into Dar Al-Farooq Mosque in Bloomington, Minnesota, United States. There were no reported casualties but an office in the mosque was damaged in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the White Rabbit Three Percent Illinois Patriot Freedom Fighters Militia.

GTD ID:
201708050005

When:
2017-08-05

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Minnesota

City:
Bloomington

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Dar Al-Farooq Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target United States
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Pipe Bomb
Weapon Details
A PVC pipe bomb containing black powder and diesel fuel 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
White Rabbit Three Percent Illinois Patriot Freedom Fighters Militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
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
Sources
"Illinois bomb suspects burrow in White Rabbit Militia," ABC 7 Eyewitness News (Chicago), March 19, 2018."
"Gov. Dayton calls mosque explosion an 'unforgivable' act of terror," KTTC, August 7, 2017."
"‘Terrible, Dastardly, Cowardly’: Dayton, Ellison Condemn Mosque Bombing," CBS Minnesota, August 6, 2017."