Incident Summary:

11/12/2020: An assailant opened fire on the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

South Holland

The Hague

Location Details:
The incident occurred at Koninginnegracht 26, 2514 AB.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Specific Description Saudi Arabian Embassy
Nationality of Target Saudi Arabia
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
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A Glock pistol 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
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
"Saudi embassy attacked in The Hague," The Irish Times, November 13, 2020.
"Dutch police arrest man over Saudi embassy shooting," France24, November 12, 2020.
"Suspected of shooting at Saudi embassy in Holland acted with "terrorist" motivation," CE Noticias Financieras English, November 16, 2020.