Incident Summary:

06/26/2018: An assailant rammed a vehicle into the building of De Telegraaf newspaper in Amsterdam, Netherlands. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

North Holland


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity De Telegraaf
Specific Description Headquarters Building
Nationality of Target Netherlands
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
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
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. Source suspected that the attack may have been carried out by an organized crime group.
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
"Terrorism Digest: 25-26 June 2018," BBC Monitoring, June 26, 2018.
"OSCE Representative condemns arson attack on offices of De Telegraaf newspaper in Netherlands, urges complete and thorough investigation," Premium Official News, June 26, 2018.
"UPDATE - EU Commission Condemns Van Attack on Dutch Daily De Telegraaf's Head Office," Sputnik News Service, June 26, 2018.