Incident Summary:

10/05/2017: Assailants attempted to set containers of petrol on fire under cement trucks at a LafargeHolcim facility in 16e arrondissement neighborhood, Paris, France. The containers failed to ignite and there were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Paris, 16e arrondissement neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity LafargeHolcim
Specific Description Cement Trucks
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
Gasoline 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Revision: Paris - French cement-maker targeted in Paris security scare," AFP (North European Service), October 5, 2017.
"Explosives found under LafargeHolcim cement trucks in Paris; Explosives found under LafargeHolcim cement trucks in Paris," The Canadian Press, October 5, 2017.
"Lorries of firm in Syria civil war row may have been targeted in 'arson bid'," Irish Independent, October 5, 2017.