Incident Summary:

05/18/2020: Assailants set fire to a Télédiffusion de France (TDF) relay in Jarrie, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of three attacks targeting telecommunication relays in Grenoble on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, authorities suggested that the attacks may have been carried out in relation to conspiracy theory regarding the link between 5G radio waves and the COVID-19 pandemic.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Isere district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Telecommunication
Name of Entity Télédiffusion de France (TDF)
Specific Description Relay
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 Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A Molotov cocktail was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Conspiracy theory 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
"Three telecoms relays burnt down in Isère, the series continues," The Limited Times, May 18, 2020.