Incident Summary:

07/20/2020: An assailant set fire to Roseau Cathedral in Roseau, Saint George, Dominica. No casualties were reported, though the church was damaged in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Central America & Caribbean

region/u.s. state:

Saint George


Location Details:
The incident occurred along Turkey Lane.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Roseau Cathedral
Specific Description Cathedral
Nationality of Target Dominica
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 Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suggested the fire may have been the result of arson, but there was no known motive for the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"DOMINICA-FIRE-Authorities probe fire at century old Roman Catholic Church," CANA News, July 20, 2020.