September 09, 1981
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Perpetrators: Klu Klux Klan (KKK)
Event Type: Armed Assault
Weapon Type(s): Firearms (Other Gun Type)
Organization Type: Supremacist,
Suicide Attack: No
1- Private Citizens & Property(Race/Ethnicity Identified)
Canadian Target: Yes
By foreigners against foreign target(s) in Canada:
Victims: 0 fatalities, 1 injuries
Perpetrators: 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: "09/09/1981: Ajit Singh Phunal (or Jit Thunal), 59, an East Indian/Pakistani man was shot at with a pellet gun in Vancouver. A knitting needle penetrated Phunal’s abdomen carrying the message ""with compliments of the KKK,"" while he waited for the bus. Thunal suffered a puncture wound to his chest, but was not seriously injured. He told police later he believed the attack was racially motivated."
References: 1) "Kellett, A., Beanlands, B., Deacon, J., Jeffrey, H., & Lapalme, C. (1991). Terrorism in Canada 1960-1989, User Report no. 1990-16. Ottawa: Solicitor General Canada, National Security Coordination Centre, Police and Security Branch. p. 422."
2) RWVIC p. 177