Incident Summary:

09/21/2017: Assailants set fire to vehicles at a gendarmerie barracks car park in Vigny-Musset , Grenoble, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. At least one officer was wounded in the attack. The Nocturnals and the Anarchist Revolt Against Exiled Gendarmes separately claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in support of those currently at trial.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Vigny-Musset neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity National Gendarmerie
Specific Description Barracks Car Park
Nationality of Target France
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
Anarchist Revolt Against Exiled Gendarmes Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
The Nocturnals Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"France: Arson Attacks Suspected at Gendarmerie Barracks in Grenoble, Limoges," Le Figaro (Electronic Edition), September 21, 2017.
"Ultra-Left group torch 50 police vehicles on day of anti-Macron protests," The Telegraph, September 21, 2017.
"France: Incendiary Solidarity (Responsibility Claim for the Arson Attack Against the Grenoble Gendarmerie)," Insurrection News, September 22, 2017.