Incident Summary:

09/30/2017: Police discovered and defused an explosive device planted in a residential building along Rue Chanez in Paris, France. Authorities suspected that the intended target was a volunteer worker opposed to radical Islam. No group claimed responsibility for the attack; however, authorities arrested three people in connection with the incident, including a Muslim extremist.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Rue Chanez in the Porte d'Auteuil neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Residence
Nationality of Target France
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Radical Islam Opposition Activist
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled homemade explosive device constructed from gas canisters and utilizing a mobile phone as a triggering mechanism 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
Muslim extremists 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
"Paris - 3 charged over makeshift gas canister bomb in Paris," AFP (North European Service), October 7, 2017.
"Revision: Paris - Police arrest 5 after homemade bomb found in Paris," AFP (North European Service), October 3, 2017.
"France: Paris Investigators Believe Gas Canister Bomb Targeted Wront Figure," Le Figaro (Electronic Edition), October 3, 2017.