Incident Summary:

02/02/2020: An assailant armed with a knife and a fake explosives-laden vest stabbed civilians in Streatham neighborhood, London, England, United Kingdom. Two civilians were stabbed and injured in the attack before police responded, killing the assailant and injuring a third civilian. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources identified the assailant as Sudesh Amman and noted that he had previously pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Following the attack, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed that one of its "soldiers" carried out the attack and that the assailant answered calls to target civilians in countries that belong to the coalition fighting against ISIL.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Streatham High Road in Streatham neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target United Kingdom
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
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Fake Weapons
Weapon Details
A 10-inch ceramic knife and a fake suicide vest consisting of silver canisters were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Jihadi-inspired extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"elite unit are 'spies'," Daily Star, February 5, 2020.
"South London stabbing attack: what we know,", February 2, 2020.
"Streatham terror incident: Suspect wore hoax bomb device during 'Islamist-related' attack; Follow out LIVE updates on the Streatham terror attack, HERE.,", February 2, 2020.