Incident Summary:

08/16/2018: An assailant threw a Molotov cocktail into the Belden United Methodist Church in Belden, Mississippi, United States. There were no reported casualties, but a storage room was damaged in the fire. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201808160010

When:
2018-08-16

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mississippi

City:
Belden

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Endville road.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Belden United Methodist Church
Specific Description Church
Nationality of Target United States
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 Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A Molotov cocktail 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
Sources
"A Local Church Catches On Fire, Arson Is Suspected," WCBI, August 22, 2018.