Incident Summary:

05/05/2018: An assailant wielding a knife stabbed three people in the center of The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands. The assailant and the three victims were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, witnesses indicated that the assailant, Malek F., shouted "Allahu Akbar!" during the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

South Holland

The Hague

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 Civilians
Nationality of Target Netherlands
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Stabber shot by Dutch police was seeking Jews, prosecutors say," Jerusalem Post, November 18, 2018.
"Stabbing attack in Hague injures at least 3 people," Trend News Agency - Central Asia (English), May 6, 2018.
"Philippines: Attacker shouts 'Allahu Akbar' while stabbing people in The Hague,", May 6, 2018.