Incident Summary:

02/09/2018: An assailant stabbed Roger Singaravelu at his residence in Mill Park neighborhood, Melbourne, JVictoria, Australia. Singaravelu, who had served as a homestay host to the assailant, was injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities arrested and charged Momena Shoma in connection with the attack and stated that Shoma was inspired by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Australasia & Oceania

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Callistemon Rise are of the Mill Park neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Roger Singaravelu
Nationality of Target Australia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A knife 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
Jihadi-inspired extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"Sister of Bangladeshi student accused of Melbourne stabbing arrested in Dhaka; Police say Asmaul Husna, 22, attacked officers with a knife when they tried to question her," The Guardian (London), February 14, 2018.
"USPACOM Web Operations Trend Report 9-15 February 2018," Summary, February 21, 2018.
"Woman who stabbed innocent man in ISIS-inspired just attack weeks after entering Australia attended the same university as notorious Islamic State terrorists," Mail Online UK, February 12, 2018.