Incident Summary:

03/23/2018: Two assailants stabbed Mireille Knoll, a Jewish Holocaust survivor, and set fire to her apartment along Philippe August Street in Paris, France. Knoll was killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Muslim extremists.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Philippe August Street in the 11e arrondissement neighborhood of the city

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 Jewish Civilian: Mireille Knoll
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. A source noted that the attack may have been a robbery.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Holocaust survivor's body found burnt, stabbed in Paris apartment," Jerusalem Post, March 25, 2018.
"ADL Demands Justice in Stabbing Death of 85-Year-Old French Holocaust Survivor," Targeted News Service, March 26, 2018.
"Paris: Brutal murder of Jewish Holocaust surv...,", March 27, 2018.