Incident Summary:

05/13/2019: Assailants attempted to set fire to the vehicle of Belinda Hassan, a Labor parliamentary candidate, in Mackay, Queensland, Australia. There were no reported casualties. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201905130016

When:
2019-05-13

Country:
Australia

Region:
Australasia & Oceania

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Queensland

City:
Mackay

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Labor Party
Specific Description Vehicle of Parliamentary Candidate: Belinda Hassan
Nationality of Target Australia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
"Dawson candidate Belinda Hassan's car the target of attempted arson attack," ABC Premium News (Australia), May 13, 2019.
"Chorus of condemnation by candidates," Bowen Independent (North Queensland, Australia), May 14, 2019.
"Cops probe arson attempt on Dawson Labor candidate's car," The Courier Mail/The Sunday Mail (Australia), May 13, 2019.