Incident Summary:

02/17/1999: Two hundred Kurdish rebels stormed the Israeli Consulate in Wilmersdorf, Germany. Three people were killed and 43 were injured in the attack.

GTD ID:
199902170005

When:
1999-02-17

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Berlin

City:
Wilmersdorf

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Specific Description Israeli Consulate in Wilmersdorf, Germany
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 200
Number of Captured Perpetrators 45
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 43 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 43
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 16
Sources
Edward F. Mickolus, Terrorism, 1996-2001: A Chronology, Imprint Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.