Incident Summary:

02/25/2019: Assailants threw an incendiary device at Faizane Mariam Masjid Mosque along Effingham Road in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to anti-Muslim extremists.



South Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Effingham 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 Faizane Mariam Masjid
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target South Africa
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
Petrol 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
Anti-Muslim extremists 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
"South Africa Article: Latest Durban Mosque Fire Causes 'More' Alarm After 2018 Attacks," Daily Maverick, February 27, 2019.
"Police probe arson attack at Durban mosque," The Mercury, February 26, 2019.
"Worshippers left in tears after Durban mosque petrol bombed," News24, February 25, 2019.