Incident Summary:

04/16/1996: An explosives-laden doll with a Star of David painted on it was planted on a bridge in Jena city, Urban district, Thuringia state, Germany. The outcome of the attack was unknown. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to the National Socialist Underground.

GTD ID:
199604160012

When:
1996-04-16

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Thuringia

City:
Jena

Location Details:
The incident occurred at a bridge in Jena.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Bridge
Specific Description
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device hidden inside a doll 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
National Socialist Underground 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
Sources
"The Making of a Neo-Nazi Queen"
"How could German neo-Nazi killers have evaded police for 13 years?"