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. The White Rabbit Three Percent Illinois Patriot Freedom Fighters Militia claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the group carried out the attack in order to "scare Muslims into leaving the US."

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
Ransom 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 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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
"Minnesota mosque bombers plead guilty," BBC, January 25, 2019.
"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.