Incident Summary:

01/28/2019: Assailants set fire to the France Bleu Isere radio station in Grenoble, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. There were no reported casualties, but the station was damaged in the attack. Anarchists claimed responsibility for the incident.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity France Bleu Isere
Specific Description Station
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
Gasoline 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
Anarchists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"French radio station burned in arson attack, anarchist group claims responsibility," CPJ Press Freedom, February 4, 2019.
"Grenoble-based Radio Station Badly Damaged in Arson Attack," Targeted News Service, January 28, 2019.
"OSCE Representative strongly condemns arson attack on studios of France Bleu Isre radio in Grenoble, calls for swift and thorough investigation," States News Service, January 28, 2019.