Incident Summary:

12/02/2020: An assailant stabbed two people in a local branch of Marks & Spencer (M&S) in Burnley, North West, England, United Kingdom. The store manager and a customer were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, the assailant, Munawar Hussain, an unaffiliated individual, claimed responsibility for the incident and accused the targeted shop of financially supporting Israeli "atrocities" against Palestinians.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Marks & Spencer (M&S)
Specific Description Retail Store
Nationality of Target United Kingdom
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A knife 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 The victims included store manager Samantha Worthington and customer Janet Dell.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Israeli extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two people stabbed in another Islamist terrorist attack in UK," HT Syndication, December 3, 2020.