Incident Summary:

06/30/1999: Three unidentified men threw fire bombs through the windows of the Turkish Islamic Solidarity Association in Stuttgart, Germany, following the death-sentence verdict for Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader, Abdullah Ocalan, in Turkey. One person was injured in this incident, which was one of many that occurred in Germany directly following Ocalan's verdict announcement.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Islamic Solidarity Association
Specific Description Islamic Solidarity Association office in Stuttgart
Nationality of Target Turkey
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Five firebombs were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Arson Attacks on Turkish Facilities After Ocalan Verdict," ZDF Television Network, June 30, 1999."
"Arson Attacks on Turkish Facilities in Several Cities," Oesterreich Eins Radio Network, June 30, 1999."
"Turkish Stores in Germany Bombed," Associated Press Online, June 30, 1999."