Incident Summary:

05/24/2019: An explosive device detonated in front of Brioche Doree bakery on Victor-Hugo Street in Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. 13 civilians were injured in the blast. An unaffiliated individual, identified as Mohamed Hichem Medjoub, claimed responsibility for the incident and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Victor Hugo street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Brioche Doree Bakery
Specific Description Bakery
Nationality of Target France
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
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-detonated explosives-laden package containing acetone peroxide (APEX), screws, ball bearings, and batteries 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jihadi-inspired extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 13 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 13
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Lyon - French police pursue manhunt after Lyon attack," AFP (North European Service), May 25, 2019.
"France Lyon: 'Parcel bomb' injures pedestrians," BBC, May 24, 2019.
"One dead, eight wounded in French knife attack," France24, August 31, 2019.