Incident Summary:

09/13/2017: Assailants assaulted a student with glass jars near the University of Burgundy in Dijon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France. The student was injured in the attack. The Defense Command of the French People and the Motherland (CDPPF) claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201709130032

When:
2017-09-13

Country:
France

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Bourgogne-Franche-Comte

City:
Dijon

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the University of Burgundy.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity University of Burgundy
Specific Description Student
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Other
Weapon Details
Glass jars were 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
The Defense Command of the French People and the Motherland (CDPPF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Xinhua: Norway's Mass Murderer Breivik Inspires French Extremists," Xinhua, November 5, 2017."
"The intriguing racist "commando" raging in Burgundy," Le Parisien, November 5, 2017."